Vishwakarma said his two sons and several colleagues, who work in the same factory, came to their native Jhariyagadi village, which falls in Giridih Lok Sabha constituency, so that he could vote on April 17.
He said several workers from Koderma constituency, who also work in Gujarat, were returning to their workplaces after voting on April 10 in state’s first phase of the elections.
Vishwakarma is one of the 10,000 workers who have migrated to other states, particularly Gujarat and Maharashtra, to eke out their livelihood.
The workers are normally granted paid holidays only for religious festivals in their native places. “We hardly find such type of kind heartedness among our employers. This is nothing but the effect of Narendra Modi who has perhaps appealed to the traders in Gujarat and Maharashtra to grant paid leave to their workers,” said Subodh Kant, a resident of New Barganda in Giridih, who claimed to be a general manager in a garment factory in Surat.