Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that migrant labourers taking to the streets in protest at Payippad in Kottayam district and violating lockdown was unfortunate.
In a press statement, the Chief Minister expressed his displeasure and reminded everyone about the efforts taken by Kerala in view of the situation. He added that all those who were behind the incident will be brought to light through investigations.
Taking to Facebook, the CM said:
It is unfortunate that the incident other state labourers in Kottayam district taking to the streets violating the lockdown. This is something that should not have happened at a time when the entire nation is fighting COVID-19.
Kerala is the state which has taken a stand that is the most caring stand for other state workers.
Kerala government arranged food, shelter and medical facilities for other state labourers after they lost their jobs following COVID-19 lockdown.
Over 1,70,000 other state workers in the Kerala at present are sheltered in 5,000 camps. District collectors have been directed to ensure all facilities for them. There is no situation in Kerala where they cannot lead normal life under the present situation.
There are indicators of certain powers trying to create disconcert in the society by making the other state labourers take to the streets in protest. Such conspirators will be brought to light after investigations, the CM said.