Rahul Gandhi urges govt to help Andhra fishermen stranded in Gujarat due to lockdown

Rahul Gandhi highlighted a news report in this regard claiming that the fishermen are forced to stay on their trawlers and are without food and water and may die otherwise.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged the government to help some fishermen from Andhra Pradesh who are stranded in Gujarat due to the lockdown, and sought their transfer to relief camps.

He said due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, around 6,000 fishermen from the southern state were stranded in Gujarat and were living in unhygienic conditions without water and food.

“Over 6,000 fishermen from AP, stranded in Gujarat, have been confined to their tiny fishing trawlers for over a month, in unhygienic conditions with limited food and water. I appeal to the government to move my brothers to relief camps and ensure their well-being,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.

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He highlighted a news report in this regard claiming that the fishermen are forced to stay on their trawlers and are without food and water and may die otherwise.

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