Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with a group of migrant labourers last week, demanding justice for such workers who are walking hundreds of kilometres to their homes amid the coronavirus lockdown, have been turned into a documentary film by the congress party.
The party released the film on their twitter handle.
— Congress (@INCIndia) May 23, 2020
At the end of the documentary, Gandhi says the government should immediately give Rs 7,500 to the 13 crore needy families through direct cash transfer.
The documentary captures the pain and helplessness the migrant labourers and their families are feeling, as they long to return to their villages after losing their means of livelihood in cities due to the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier too, Rahul had spoken about the sorry plight of the migrant workers due to Lockdown and he tweeted his support for them in these trying times
अंधकार घना है कठिन घड़ी है, हिम्मत रखिए-हम इन सभी की सुरक्षा में खड़े हैं। सरकार तक इनकी चीखें पहुँचा के रहेंगे, इनके हक़ की हर मदद दिला के रहेंगे। देश की साधारण जनता नहीं, ये तो देश के स्वाभिमान का ध्वज हैं… इसे कभी भी झुकने नहीं देंगे। pic.twitter.com/bBf48DiluY
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 14, 2020