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Nagaland Cong ready to pay train fare of migrant workers

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, May 8 - The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today requested State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy to provide it a list of all needy migrant workers who are currently staying in the State and who wish to return home, and details of the train fare.

�We shall deposit the necessary amount with you directly,� NPCC president K Therie said in a letter to Toy. He hoped that the Chief Secretary would extend necessary cooperation in this regard.

The NPCC urged Toy to contact the chairman of the Task Force for COVID-19 and NPCC general secretary Capt GK Zhimomi in this connection on the phone number, 9436002345, or e-mail at [email protected].

Therie said that his party is also identifying such individuals on its own and reaching out to them. However, most migrant workers have applied to the SDOs or district magistrates to help facilitate their return journeys, he added.

The NPCC chief said that he wrote the letter in furtherance of Congress president Sonia Gandhi�s decision on May 4 to pay for the rail fare of all needy workers and migrant labourers wishing to return home.

�It is indeed heartbreaking that their return journey, which could have been handled with ease and grace, has been allowed to escalate to such levels due to the mercantile and apathetic attitude of the Central Government as also the Railways,� the letter said.

The NPCC said the party is committed to ensuring the payment of the train fare for all workers and migrant labourers. �It is the duty of every Indian to stand by our workers and migrant labourers, who are nation builders and the ambassadors of India�s growth,� it added.

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