New Delhi, April 19 : Former Union minister R.P.N. Singh has set up a helpline for people from his constituency in UP stranded in outside states and is getting around 5,000 distress call per day.
He tweeted "Had set up a helpline for people from my district Kushinagar, stranded around the country, to help with food. It has been overwhelming with the number of calls coming from J&K to Tamil Nadu, just of people from my district. Am trying my best, challenges are huge but Hum Honge Kaamyaab." When enquired by IANS, RPN Singh said "I am trying to help people through the party network and supporters in various places as reaching out to any person is a hurricane task but I am trying to call them many people personally." The Congress leader gets the detail from the call center set up at Kushinagar then he calls up various district and state units to reach out.
The Congress leader said that its high time that government bring back migrant to their native places.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has also appealed the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday to take responsibility of the migrants stuck in various cities in the country.
In her video message Priyanka Gandhi said "I am talking to migrant labourers in stuck in Rajasthan , Delhi, Surat, Mumbai and other places,the problem is that they have gone to work there but after lockdown there is no work and they are cramped in rooms without any provision."