Bengaluru, May 1: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to migrant workers not to return to their native places as there would be more job opportunities available after May 4 when industries start operation in the zones where there was no threat of Coronavirus.
"It is my sincere request to all the migrant workers to stay back and co-operate with the Government to resume the economic activities," he said. Extending his greetings on 'May Day' celebrated as Labour Day, Yediyurappa said, "We intend to resume economic activities soon and the government has already held meeting with representatives of associations of commerce and industries in this regard. The government has appealed to the employers to protect the interest of their workers and pay salaries," he added. The most affected due to lockdown was the labour class. Owing to COVID-19 pandemic economic activities have almost come to a standstill across the country. "The government has stood by you during this time of crisis. COVID-19 situation in India is much better than other countries because of your cooperation," he added.(UNI)