People being screened at ISBT in Guwahati before they board buses to West Bengal | Photo Courtesy: Ripun Bora/Twitter

Over 100 migrant workers from West Bengal were on May 17 sent back to their homes from Assam under an initiative of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC).

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Keeping in view Congress National President Sonia Gandhi’s directive to all state units and workers to organize help and transportation for stranded workers, the Assam unit of the party ensured passage of these workers from West Bengal.

Altogether 119 workers from Kamrup Metro, Kamrup and Cacher districts, among others, were sent back to West Bengal from the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Guwahati.

State party president Ripun Bora said, “The migrated people have been hard hit by this unplanned and long lockdown. Our National President Sonia Gandhi has extended helping hand to the stranded people and accordingly, we are reaching out to the people in distress.”

The Assam unit of Congress has already opened several helplines for coordinating with stranded people, and besides sending people stuck in Assam, people from the state stranded in other parts will also be facilitated to return home.

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