Bengaluru, May 13 : Kannadigas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, during a video conference, to provide additional flights to return to the State. Noting that most of the expats in UAE were from the coastal region, they urged the state government to ensure that most of these flights land in the Mangalore International Airport, according to Chief Minister office sources here on Wednesday.
Stating that many people from the State in UAE were left unemployed due to the lockdown, representatives of various Kannadiga expat groups urged the Chief Minister, “Many of them do not have the means to return to Karnataka. The State government should come to their aid." Mr Yediyurappa said that the government has made all arrangements to bring back the ex-pats and assured to fulfil all their demands. (UNI)