Mumbai: Mumbai Civic Body Corporators, NCP, Shiv Sena and BJP members share their views and comments on migrant labourers with Hello Mumbai News reporter Shikha Singh
Mumbai: Its been an arduous journey for the Mumbai Migrants on their return to their native place.
Amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, migrant workers have been the sufferers and at the receiving end. Most of them were making it by foot to reach their home state. Some of them lost their lives. Who is to be accountable for it?
How government will deal with this situation. Isn’t it a failure of lockdown?
To get the facts straight, Hello Mumbai News reporter Shikha Singh had an interaction on the phone with Civic Body Corporators, Members of BJP, congress and Shiv Sena .
Infact all the members have been sharing their own perspectives and judgement on the hapless migrant labourers.
Alpa Ashok Jadhav, Congress Party Corporator, Ward no.65 said that “Government had taken decision without consulting other states CMs which caused trouble to the labourers and the common people.
Ms. Sudha Shambunath Singh, Corporator, Ward 67’ stated that “people are not even able to fulfil their basic needs to the migrant labourers and Government too lacked in their duty. Had the governmen supported them, then they wouldn’t have gone back.”
As per Sushma Kamlesh Rai, Corporator, Ward No.86’, “No one ever forced the labourers to return to their village and that is good for them to go back. They all use public toilet which is also dangerous for them.. They can stay peacefully in their village and after 2 or 3 months if virus impact gets reduced, then a labour can come back.
State Government is inept to solve the problems, doctors, nurses and politician are also effected by virus.. Hence, all of us need to be aware of precautionary measures and save their family also follow social distancing.
Geeta Sanjay sing
’ Shiv Sena said that government had deal with all the problems and helped labours. Some of just want to go back to their village or hometown in that case government can’t force them. We had requested all the labourers not to leave Mumbai.
Priti Manoj Satam, Corporator Ward No. 52’
says that “migration will cause issues in economy and also a reason for the migration. This is lack of stability and co-ordination between state government and BMC which brought unfaithful situation for the people to trust on government. Now people have to deal with virus on their own.
‘According to Rajani Keni Corporator, Ward no.105’ said that “human need basic necessity to live their life so if that cant fulfils, labours will leave for village so state government need to think about that.
Another reason for this migration is delay in decision also no confirm decision for any issue change in decision again and again brought lack of confidence in the people.
Now people have to take care of themselves do not depend on other your safety is in your hand so keep distance and face this problem together because Mumbai had faced lots of situation so do not lose our hope”
Shiv Kumar Jha Corporator, Ward No.23
said that “he is working for the people.He helped them to reach their village also in ward some people got positive after that he took them all to hospital. Labours living in his wards are approximatelyn 8000 and he provides them food and shelter.
News Report by: Shikha Singh
News Edit by K.V.Raman