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    Government snatching lifeline of poor: Rahul Gandhi on Railways inviting private players for train operations

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    "Railways is the only lifeline of the poor and the government is taking it away from them. Snatch whatever you wish to. But, do remember that the people of the country will give a befitting reply to this," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

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    The Railways on Wednesday formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network by inviting request for qualifications (RFQ) for participation on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains, the national transporter has said.
    New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Centre over its move to invite private players in passenger train operations, alleging that the government is snatching the lifeline of the poor. He said the people of the country will give a befitting reply to this.

    "Railways is the only lifeline of the poor and the government is taking it away from them. Snatch whatever you wish to. But, do remember that the people of the country will give a befitting reply to this," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

    The Railways on Wednesday formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network by inviting request for qualifications (RFQ) for participation on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains, the national transporter has said.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    Kolpe Md40 days ago
    Pappu, your sister is evicted from Govt. Bunglow for snaching tax payers money for her free of cost comforts.
    Damodar Kalani41 days ago
    private train tere jaise amir logo ke liye chala rahi hai govt. u r using the poor people's train at a subsidized rate that is why 95% train will be run by govt. for poor n 5 % train by private co. for people like u to pay actual cost n then travel. u r misleading people. why r u, ur mother n sisters occupying 3 govt. palaces for free? why do not u stay in one and vacate 2 to use as a corona center?
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