Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday lauded the initiative taken by the Uttar Pradesh government to bring back migrant workers stranded in different states due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Her remarks came after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath instructed nodal officers to prepare a list of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh stranded in other states to help bring them back.
Gandhi has been writing to the chief minister in this regard and has called for evolving a plan to bring them back to the state.
“The initiative taken by the Uttar Pradesh government of bringing back stranded migrant workers is laudable. We have been stressing on this issue and this is a positive step in this direction”, she said in a tweet.
अन्य राज्यों में फँसे यूपी के कुछ मजदूरों को वापस लाने की पहल पर उप्र सरकार को साधुवाद। हम लगातार इस मुद्दे पर ज़ोर दे रहे हैं और यह उस दिशा में एक सार्थक कदम है।
इसे पूरी तरह से सफल होने के लिए बाकी मजदूरों के लौटने के लिए भी योजना बनानी जरूरी है।
अगर इसी तरह सकारात्मक.. 1/2 https://t.co/k2skJaUbLR
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 24, 2020
To ensure that this initiative succeeds fully, the state government must evolve a scheme for the return of rest of the labour force. If we continue with this positive cooperation in national good, we will gain a lot strength in our fight against coronavirus, she further added.