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Trinamool MP, actor Dev Adhikari facilitates return of 36 migrant workers stuck at Nepal border  

Of the 36 workers, 30 are from Ghatal, which is the actor-producer's constituency. 

Roushni Sarkar

Actor and Trinamool MP Dev Adhikari arranged a bus for 36 migrant workers, including two pregnant women, who were stranded at the Indo-Nepal border due to the lockdown. The bus reached West Bengal last Friday and all of them have been sent to quarantine for 14 days.

Adhikari has further promised to make arrangements for 500 more labourers stuck in Nepal and Bengali workers stranded in Jammu and Kashmir.

The workers had appealed to both the central and state government to make arrangements for them to travel back home but in vain. However, as soon as Adhikari got wind of the news, he spoke to the district magistrate of Darjeeling and got approval for arranging a bus for the stranded workers from the union ministry after speaking to chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Of the 36 workers, 30 are from Adhikari’s constituency Ghatal, while the rest are from Bankura and Arambagh districts of West Bengal.

The actor, who has also producer in recent time, also tweeted about the lack of solidarity among the celebrities regardng the plight of migrant workers in the country, even though they have been protesting against the killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis, US on social media. He asked them to stop convenient and selective outrage.