April 6, 2022
Sudip Bandyopadhyay clarification from EAM regarding placement of Ukraine conflict-affected med students
Hon. Minister, Sir, I raised one issue, and it is involving the Prime Minister of the country. I was carrying a letter of a Chief Minister of a State. She placed some proposals for 350 odd students from West Bengal, the State to which I belong. What would be their future? So, she placed some proposals saying, ‘I will absorb these students in my own State.’ As an outcome, … I am repeatedly mentioning these words. And, it was a long discussion, not a one-minute or two-minute discussion. But what would be fate of these students, I want to know. You are saying they would be sent to the adjacent countries like Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania. So, these are the places. We want more specific replies on what would be the fate of these students. You are saying that Ukraine agreed. But what is the existence of the Ukraine Government now? Are they under the control of the Soviet Russia/Russian Federation or are they standing on their own feet? That is still uncertain. It is not clear from your observations made in your speech.