Migrant workers stuck at various state borders be permitted to return home: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday demanded that migrant workers stuck at various state borders due to lockdown be permitted to return to their native places after due testing

Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday demanded that migrant workers stuck at various state borders due to the lockdown be permitted to return to their native places after due testing and precautions.

She also said compassion was the key to fight COVID-19 and not hostility towards the victims of coronavirus.

"As times pass, we need to permit migrant workers to return home after due testing and precautions," Priyanka Gandhi said addressing the Congress Working Committee meeting through video-conferencing.

The Congress leader has been raising the issue of migrant labours stranded at different places and has called upon the central government to help them reach their homes besides providing them food.


She has also urged the Uttar Pradesh government to make arrangements for bringing back migrant labourers from the state stuck at other states.

Thousands of migrant workers remain stranded at different state borders after their attempts to reach homes during the lockdown were not successful.

There have been law and order issues at certain places as many of them turned up at bus and railway stations in their bid to reach their respective homes.

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