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Tollywood star Dev facilitates return of around 300 migrants

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Kolkata: Tollywood actor and Member of Parliament from Ghatal, Dev Adhikari has brought back about 300 migrant workers who were struck at different places in the country due to nationwide lockdown for COVID-19. All were sent to quarantine for 14 days since their arrival. The Chaamp actor has been one of the active actor-turned politicians who are working tirelessly to get back the labourers in these tough times. No news of actor-turned MPs Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty helping the needy has been heard off yet.   

Sharing the news on Twitter, Dev said it took almost a week to get permission for bringing more than 40 people from Jammu. “After almost a weeks struggle, we finally got the permission to get almost 40+ people from Jammu to Bengal, & then ofcourse Ghatal. One may say this was difficult, but believe me its nothing compared to what those people stuck over there went through hoping for a safe return,” he said.

Just a day before, the Amazon Obhijaan actor tweeted about another story of rescuing migrant workers. “And we succeeded in rescuing and sending another 200+ people to their homes safely in Ghatal today from Nepal borders. I want to thank our Honourable CM @MamataOfficial & her team, CS, DM Darjeeling and Gautam Sanyal for the help they provided me with.Thank you HEROES,” he said.

He also announced bringing in 36 migrant workers to West Bengal who were stuck in Indo-Nepal border on Friday (June 5). Of the 36 workers, 30 are from Dev’s constituency Ghatal, while the rest are from Bankura and Arambagh districts of West Bengal. The Chaamp actor has so far rescued approximately 300 labourers.

Dev thanked Mamata Banerjee on June 5 and other officials for helping him in bringing back the migrants from Nepal. “Thanking our CM @MamataOfficial and the other officials who have helped me in rescuing the people of Ghatal from Nepal borders who worked there as Goldsmiths. The rescue of so many was a difficult task, but we succeeded in helping them reach & be safe with their families,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, the actor, also recently raised his voice for the lack of solidarity among the celebrities regarding the plight of migrant workers in the country, even though they have been protesting against the killing of George Floyd. He asked them to stop convenient and selective outrage.

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