Raghav Chadha, an AAP member, wrote to S Jaishankar, minister of external affairs, on Thursday to ask for his help in hastening the repatriation of 100 Punjabi immigrant workers who had become stranded in Abu Dhabi.
Raghav Chadha attempted to alert the Union Minister through letter that an estimated 100 Punjabi immigrant labourers were trapped in Abu Dhabi.
I wrote to EAM @DrSJaishankar requesting his immediate intervention in repatriation of a group of immigrant workers from Punjab stranded in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
We are committed to ensuring safety and well-being of our people. pic.twitter.com/aCNBlGZCcM
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) October 27, 2022
He said that these employees were employed there by a private company.
“However, the firm has reportedly terminated their contracts and is unwilling to return their passports. As a result, they have been rendered unable to return to India despite making applications online and while their families are willing to arrange for their tickets,” said the Rajya Sabha MP in his missive.
“Therefore…As a Member of Parliament from the state of Punjab, I request your immediate intervention in the matter and issuance of directions to the Indian Consulate in Dubai to establish contact with the stranded individuals in order to arrange for their expeditious return to India,” said the Aam Aadmi Party leader.