Repatriating expats without quarantine centres will create trouble, warns Minister Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan stated that repatriation of expatriates without arranging proper quarantine centres will create problems amid the coronavirus outbreak. The minister pointed out that in view of this fact, the central government is not taking a hasty decision on bringing back the expats. He made the statement through a Facebook post on Friday.
He criticized chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala for scorning the centre.
Muraleedharan noted that the Modi government will not take a decision which will pose threat to the public in India. He also pointed out efforts of the Centre for the welfare of NRIs.
“The Centre offered 100 per cent refund of the pre-booked flight tickets following the lockdown. It is the last example of the Central government’s welfare policies for expats,” added the union minister.
“Ministry of external affairs has approved waiver of fee for Emergency Certificates to Indian nationals covered under amnesty declared by Kuwait government. This will help over 25000 Malayalis and others in Kuwait,” informed Muraleedharan.
He also raised a sharp criticism against the state leaders for defaming the Central government’s efforts for the NRIs.
Read his Facebook post here: