New Delhi, May 16 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met a group of migrant labourers walking back to their village in Uttar Pradesh near the Sukhdev Vihar flyover near the Delhi-Faridabad Border and interacted with them for an hour.
The party on Saturday released photograph and video clips of Rahul Gandhi talking with the group, including women and children, who were walking from their work site near Ambala in Haryana to their village near Jhansi, a distance of over 700 km.
The Congress leader sat on the footpath on the Mathura Road with the group and heard them out, said a party leader.
The Congress later alleged that the police had taken the labourers in preventive custody following directions from the “top to do so.”
Later, the opposition party arranged transport to sent the group to their destination.
“Adhering strictly to the law, at the request of Rahul Gandhi, volunteers of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee have stepped up help the migrants returning to their native villages,” said a close aide of the Congress leader.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the Delhi Congress office to take stock of help provided by the party workers to migrant workers and also interacted with volunteers.