Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the issue of migrant workers should be addressed as first “priority” and the “economic activity” should also start in green zones.
“Issue of migrant workers needs to be addressed on priority basis,” Rahul said at Congress working committee (CWC) meet on Thursday.
The CWC meet in New Delhi on Thursday deliberated on the issue of migrant workers who are stuck at different places.
Rahul said economic activity should start in green zones.
“Lockdown is a mere pause button. As a Nation, we need to think of a transition from one lockdown to another only in disease hotspots and commencement of activities in green zones,” he said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also raised the issue of migrants.
“As times pass by, we need to permit migrant workers to return home after due testing and precautions,” she said.
Priyanka said compassion is the key to fight Covid-19 and not hostility towards the victim of Corona.
Earlier, Sonia Gandhi said that unemployment is likely to increase further as economic activity remains at a standstill.
It is imperative to provide at least Rs 7,500 to each family to tide over this crisis as migrant labourers are still stranded, jobless and desperate to return home.