Sonu Sood bids adieu to 2000 migrants heading to their homes in Uttar Pradesh
Sonu Sood, who has been on a mission to send migrants across the country back to their homes, bid aideu to 2000 people at Borivali station. The actor came to see off the migrants and also distributed essentials to them before they headed to Uttar Pradesh.
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A fan while tagging the actor on Twitter reached out for his help and wrote, “Dear Sir @SonuSood @shubhamVawasthi My Neighbour Mr Sitaram Lost his wife at Native place Varanasi Trying to go to Varanasi For Spiritual Work They are total 3 member please help @SonuSood sir we don’t have any other option then you.”
Sonu was quick to respond and tweeted, “I am sorry for the loss. will send him tomorrow. He will reach his home soon. God bless.” Have a look at the conversation here:
I am sorry for the loss. ? will send him tomorrow. He will reach his home soon. God bless. https://t.co/s6cjHOq819
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) June 10, 2020
Sonu Sood has turned out to be the real-life hero for the migrant workers and his fans are in awe of him. The actor, viewed as a messiah of sorts for migrants and also the unlikely centre of debates over his motivations and possible political leanings, has been arranging for transport for thousands of migrants desperate to return to their home states. He estimates that he has helped 18,000-20,000 workers to go back to their homes in states such as Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, Sonu dismissed all the reports claiming that he was stopped from entering a railway station in Mumbai.
“Just to set the record straight – I was not stopped from entering the station. I absolutely respect the protocols and have duly followed it. I had requested the state government for the train so that I could send the migrants back home to reunite them with their families,” Sonu tweeted.
“As there were almost two thousand people. I am extremely thankful to the state govt, Hon. CM Uddhav Thackeray ji @CMOMaharashtra @AUThackeray @AslamShaikh_MLA for helping me bring a smile on the faces of all migrants! Jai Hind,” he added.
Just to set the record straight – I was not stopped from entering the station. I absolutely respect the protocols and have duly followed it.
I had requested the state government for the train so that I could send the migrants back home to reunite them with their families.
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) June 9, 2020
Talking to PTI about the same, he said, “I have nothing to do with politics. I am doing this purely out of my love for migrants. I want to help reunite them with their families”.
“This is for the first time that I was stopped but that’s ok. I was stopped by the RPF as they believed that the 2,000-2,500 migrants who were there may get too excited to see me and things may go out of control. They told me not to meet them personally. I understand the protocol and I followed it,” he added.
Besides arranging buses for migrants, the actor also arranged flights for the migrants back to their home states in Assam, Odisha and Uttarakhand.
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