Covid-19: Adhir Chowdhury urges PM Modi to help migrant labourers

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress Leader has written to PM Modi urging him to arrange for ferrying migrant labourers to their homes or at the nearest point from where their respective states can promise them a safe return to their homes.
 

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 16:23 IST

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Chowdhury wrote a letter to PM Modi

In his letter, Chowdhury said, "I would like to bring to your knowledge and firmly believe that you are better aware of stranded migrant laborers from different parts of the world with insufficient food, housing, clothes, health care and insecurity than I am."

He later suggested "arranging to fly these people to their homes or at the nearest point from where their respective states can ensure a safe return to their homes." "Can we use special 'COVID safety trains' in this humane operation specifically to help these poor, penniless staff get rid of their mental anguish, please?" Chowdhury said.

On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared a nationwide 21-day lockdown as a precautionary measure to control Covid-19 spread.

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