New Delhi: Just the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announces week-long lockdown in Delhi, thousands of migrant workers gathered at Anand Vihar railway station and Anand Vihar ISBT. However, CM Arvind Kejriwal appealed to them with folded hands not to leave Delhi with a word of assurance – “Main Hoon Na”.
Police officials said that there are over 5, 000 people gathered at Anand Vihar ISBT and railway station and the count is still rising. However, Arvind Kejriwal urged people not to leave Delhi, saying the lockdown is for short period and would not be extended. Kejriwal said, “I assure you, the government will take full care of you. Main hun na, mujh par bharosa rakho (I am here for you, have faith in me)”.
He said “we have deployed maximum force here. Buses are limited as of now; we are guiding migrant workers as per their destination.” Moreover, he said, “I understand how people lose their jobs and wages during the lockdown. This is especially difficult for the poor people and daily wage workers”.
The policemen are also in talks with civil administration officials to shelter homes for the people temporary stay or arrange transport.
Mukesh Pratap who is a native of Bareilly and working in a cloth factory said, he wanted to go to his home as there is a possibility of extending lockdown in the coming days. Moreover, he added to his words that lockdown will surely affect our livelihood, so it is better to remain at our home.