Congress claims migrants detained after meet with Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday (May 16) claimed that some migrant labourers had been taken into preventive custody quickly after they interacted with social gathering lead Rahul Gandhi in Delhi as we speak. The social gathering claimed that the police advised them that that they had instructions to take action. 

Gandhi interacted with migrant labourers near the Sukhdev Vihar flyover within the nationwide capital as we speak and requested them about their issues as they walked home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Gandhi sat on the pavement and gave the migrant employees a affected person listening to and guaranteed them of assist in reaching their houses, Congress leaders claimed.

Dressed in black pants and white kurta, he talked to the employees and heard their grievances.

Sources near Gandhi mentioned he had an impromptu hour-long assembly with a bunch of 20 migrants, together with ladies and kids, strolling from their worksite near Ambala to their village near Jhansi. The assembly happened as they sat on the footpath on Mathura highway within the nationwide capital.

Mahesh Kumar, a migrant employee from Madhya Pradesh who together with 14 of his relations was sitting on the footpath, was one of many labourers who interacted with the Congress chief. He later advised reporters, “It was nice talking to him. At least someone heard us and our problems.”

Sources near Rahul Gandhi mentioned whereas adhering strictly to the legislation, on the request of Gandhi, volunteers from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee have stepped as much as assist the group get again to their village.

Party common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra later tweeted thanking Rahul Gandhi and saying that somebody has to speak to those migrant labourers and listen to their ordeal.

“These are our own people. We will have to sit and talk with them. Their suffering has to be shared. They are nation builders. We cannot leave them alone in this time of crisis. Thank you, my leader, Rahul Gandhi,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

A Delhi Congress chief mentioned that Gandhi was passing from Sukhdev Vihar when he noticed the migrant employees stopped by the police. He intervened and talked to the migrant employees and guaranteed them assist.