Adding fuel to the fire for Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh, the bus operators have clearly refused to provide bus services for government’s conference. The government is planning to organise a Maha-Kumbh Sammelan for backward class in Satna district on September 18. For the conveyance purpose, the MP govt had asked for 400 buses from the District Transport Office which was refused by the District Bus Honors Association Committee. People are angry over government’s policies towards SC/ST Act and the rising price of fuel.
“We oppose amendments in the SC-ST act brought by the government. He said that the prices of petrol and diesel are continuously increasing. In the past, the administration had acquired buses for similar programs. But they have not been paid so far. Last time, the administration had asked about 200 to 250 buses and the payment has not been received yet. Now diesel prices are already skyrocketing. Keeping these things in mind, we have decided not to give any buses to the Chief Minister’s rally,” said the District Bus Honors Association President Rahul Singh.
The District Bus Honors Association committee has taken this decision in the emergency meeting convened on Friday. For this the committee has written to the district transport officer not to issue buses. The main reason mentioned for the refusal is government’s practice of caste politics. The other reasons include, rising petrol and diesel prices and the poor condition of roads in the district.