GUWAHATI, April 18 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called his counterparts in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan and Karnataka over phone and requested them for the �safekeeping� of the people of Assam stranded in their respective states amid COVID-19 lockdown.
Sonowal while talking to Uddhav Thackeray of Maharashtra, Vijay Rupani of Gujarat, YS Jaganmohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala, Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan and BS Yediyurappa of Karnataka conveyed the words of requests to take care of the people of Assam stranded in their states and provide them with food, accommodation and security.
�I will be grateful to you if you please direct your respective district administrations for the safekeeping of the people of Assam who for sake of their professional, academic, medical and other requirements got stranded in your respective states,� he told his counterparts.
Sonowal maintained that though the Government of Assam to give a succour to its people stranded in several parts of the country, has extended its helping hand, without the support of the local dispensation, the government cannot provide solace to its people. He said the Government of Assam has also sent letters to different state governments requesting them to help the stranded people of Assam.