Bengaluru, May 5: Opposition Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, on Tuesday, accused the state and the Centre of failing in handling the migrant workers issue.
At a press conference here, the former chief minister said, "Crores of labourers and their family members were put to untold-miseries due to ill-devised plans of the governments in handling their situations."
The Congress leader said the State and the Centre had miserably failed in working out safe and smooth travel facilities to the workers. "They are groping in dark and coming out with chaotic decisions every passing day" he said.
Strongly urging the Prime Minister to put best use of the PM-CARE fund for the benefit of the workers, Siddaramaiah said, "A large number of Karnataka workers are stranded in other states and in a similar way labourers belonging to other states in Karnataka also wants to return to their home-towns. However, both the Union and the state governments have no any strategy to facilitate them to travel-out."(UNI)