By Shreya Sinha
The migrant crisis has been one of the biggest problems in India during this coronavirus lockdown. The daily wage workers and labourers began their journey on foot from Mumbai to reach their home in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and other states. Seeing the plight of these workers, Sonu Sood came forward and arranged transportation for them. According to the actor, he has helped around 18,000-20,000 workers to go back to their homes.
Also, recently, he had faced criticism from Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut who said that Sonu is doing this to show the current government in Maharashtra in poor light. According to Raut, Sonu is getting help from the BJP government.
Sonu told PTI that he has nothing to do with politics and he is doing this purely out of love for migrants as he wants to reunite them with their families.
He said, “I intend to work till the last migrant reaches his home. The journey has to continue in full Force. No one should be rendered homeless. We want them to reach home safely.”
On being stopped outside the Bandra Terminus by the Railway Protection Force from meeting labourers, the actor said, “This is for the first time that I was stopped but that’s ok. I was stopped by the RPF as they believed that the 2,000-2,500 migrants who were there may get too excited to see me and things may go out of control. They told me not to meet them personally. I understand the protocol and I followed it.”