Provide meals, shelter and medical services to all employees of Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee writes to 18 Chief Ministers


New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (March 26) wrote a letter to Chief Ministers of 18 states asking them to offer meals, shelter and medical services to all of the semi-skilled and unskilled employees of Bengal who’re caught in another state. 

Mamata’s letter is addressed to 18 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, requesting them to offer shelter, meals, medical help to employees from Bengal stranded of their states as a consequence of lockdown.

The West Bengal Chief Minister stated, “we are taking care of stranded workers from other states in Bengal.”

The letter reads, “We have received information that many such workers who are ordinarily residents of Bengal are stuck in your state too. We are getting SOS calls from them. They are generally in groups of 50-100 and can be easily identified by the local administration.” 

West Bengal CM wrote, “Since, it is not possible for us to reach any help to them, I take the opportunity to request you to kindly ask your administration to provide them with basic shelter, food and medical support during this period of crisis.”

In a letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, she wrote that her Chief Secretary will cross on the main points of such folks to CM Thackeray`s Chief Secretary to hasten up this complete technique of humanitarian help on this hour of disaster. “May I request you to kindly see for appropriate action,” added the West Bengal Chief Minister.