New Delhi: Ditching his impeccable English, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday was seen speaking in fluent Hindi and Bengali in a video, which he posted to appeal to the migrant workers from West Bengal and the Hindi-speaking states to remain in Kerala. Also Read - Will Delhi Open Borders From June 8? Kejriwal Likely to Decide Today
Notably, the nationwide lockdown, has forced hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers to undertake long journeys on foot to get home, in absence of transport facilities. Also Read - Kejriwal Warns of Action Against Private Hospitals Denying COVID-19 Treatment, Urges Asymptomatic People to Not Test
In the video that has now gone viral, Tharoor assured the workers that their basic needs will be taken care of by the state and the state government will provide them with food and shelter. He further said that he agreed that the situation is tough, but it is impossible to cross the borders at present. Also Read - AIIMS PG Entrance Exams 2020: Admit Cards Issued, Download From aiimsexams.org
In the 47-second video, Tharoor appealed to the migrant workers in their mother tongue to stay in Kerala instead of heading to West Bengal. The video tweet was captioned as “My appeal in Bangla to Bengali migrant workers in Kerala not to leave the state under #Lockdown.”
Watch the video here:
“I am Shashi Tharoor, member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram. I understand that all of you from Bengal, settled in Kerala, are in a tough situation. But, state borers are closed and a return to your home state is not possible. The public and the government assure you of all possible help, and we request you to stay where you are. The Kerala government will make sure you receive food and supplies,” he could be heard saying in the video.
Netizens were impressed with his excellent command over linguistics and appreciated his efforts to reach out to people in their own mother tongue.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the total number of coronavirus positive cases, including foreign nationals in India reached 1,834 on Wednesday.