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Sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) of Sadar in Saharanpur Kinshuk Srivastava mentioned 21.2 lakh collected via the public sale of the bicycles was deposited in the state exchequer.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the district administration of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh auctioned 5,400 bicycles of migrant labourers from the state and Bihar throughout Covid-induced lockdown over two years in the past.

Sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) of Sadar in Saharanpur Kinshuk Srivastava mentioned 21.2 lakh collected via the public sale of the bicycles was deposited in the state exchequer. “It is now the discretion of the state government how to utilise the money,” the SDM added.

Retweeting a video posted by a journalist, Owaisi wrote, “After selling public-sector enterprises, the bicycles of the poor are being sold. If the BJP could, it will ask for a share in your property.”

Saharanpur district is the gateway to Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Around 25,000 labourers of UP and Bihar, who have been working in these states, reached Saharanpur driving bicycles on their approach again dwelling through the lockdown.

On reaching Saharanpur, they have been stopped and quarantined in Radha Swami Satsang enclosures. They have been then despatched to their native locations via buses and tokens got to them to gather their bicycles on their return.

These bicycles have been parked in the open and obtained rusted in the previous two years. Meanwhile, 14,600 labourers got here again later and picked up their bicycles whereas the remaining 5,400 bicycles become scrap. The SDM mentioned after ready for 2 years, the administration determined to public sale the bicycles.



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