Oommen Chandy renders help through online public interaction program
Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has introduced online public interaction program in order to help affected people during the lockdown. He has set up a control room at his residence in Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram. Already, within three days the Congress leader has received more than 300 calls. Oommen Chandy used to hold regular public interaction programs during his tenure as Chief Minister.
Oommen Chandy himself attends the calls from his landphone. He has kept a notebook to note down all the phone numbers from where calls from. He responds to calls from 6 am to 10 pm. He said most phone calls are made requesting for help.
The veteran Congress leader uses his contacts both in and outside Kerala to help these people. Recently food was delivered to 40 painting workers in Kayamkulam. He also arranged for 2 vehicles and food for 43 students, who had returned from Italy and were staying at the army camp in New Delhi, to return home.
Oommen Chandy also writes letter to both state and central government in order to bring certain issues to their attention. Meanwhile, he is also active in making interventions in the controversial Sprinklr contract and making himself active in politics as well.