The chief minister has requested the state chief secretary to cross alongside to the 18 states the small print of such individuals for “humanitarian assist”.
- Final Up to date: March 26, 2020, 11:46 PM IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written letters to her counterparts in 18 states requesting them to supply meals, shelter and medicines to tons of of individuals from Bengal caught there because of the full lockdown amid the coronavirus scare.
Sources on the state secretariat stated Banerjee has written to the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
In her letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Banerjee wrote that Bengal has many semi-skilled and unskilled employees in numerous components of the nation who’ve been unable to journey again because of the lockdown.
“We now have acquired info that many such employees who’re atypical resident of Bengal are caught in your state too. We’re getting SOS calls from them,” she wrote. “They’re typically in teams of 50-100 and might be simply recognized by the native administration. Since it isn’t attainable for us to ship any assist to them, I take the chance to request you to kindly ask your administration to supply them with fundamental shelter, meals and medical assist throughout this era of disaster. We, in Bengal are taking good care of individuals from different states who caught right here in Bengal.”
Banerjee has requested the state chief secretary to cross alongside to the 18 states the small print of such individuals for “humanitarian assist”.