Expats are backbone of state; don't insult them, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Keralites survived on the money sent by expatriates who worked hard abroad and they are the backbone of our state. He said in this regard during a press meet after the coronavirus assessment meeting on Monday.
Some people are showing an indifferent attitude towards expats in the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. They should remember that the disease spread all over the world. The expats returned when they faced crisis abroad, he added.
Most of them took precautions and only a few them were negligent regarding prevention protocol. But that does not allow anyone to insult them. No one should insult the expats, the chief minister said.
Those who could not come back are still concerned of their families. The government requests them to stay there safely. Their families will stay safe here. All safety measures will be ensured for the families of expats, said the chief minister.