Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has planned to arrange for chartered flights from Guwahati to bring back North-East students to Mumbai and Pune. But this just looks good from outside and not within.
In a meeting with goodwill team from Arunachal Pradesh held on Tuesday, Maharashtra government said that the students who are willing to return to their educational institutions, they will be facilitated with concessional chartered flights. The team was from Arunachal was headed by MP Takan Sanjoy.
Sanjoy quoted Mr Chavan as saying, "If state governments send written requisitions, officials will be ready to receive students at airports to escort them to their institutions with full security." The goodwill team was asked to prepare a list of North-East students in Maharashtra. Mr Chavan also promised to allot land for building hostels near their respective institutions.
In order to appreciate the commendable initiative taken by Arunachal Pradesh government, Maharashtra CM said that another plot will be allotted for construction of Arunachal Bhawan
Now, this seems to be a clear cut political game from the minister because if he really wanted the welfare of the students and bring them back, he would not charge for the flights. Even the concessional rates would fall too much for the students. How would they manage the sum.