Jay Panda seeks repatriation of 17 Odisha youths stranded in Dubai

Bhubaneswar: After successfully ensuring repatriation of Odisha youths stranded outside India on multiple occasions, BJP’s national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda has once again written to the Indian Consul General in Dubai requesting repatriation of 17 labourers from the State.

As per reports, all the labourers had departed for Dubai on November 4 last year through an agent Kartik Jena, who took Rs 60,000 from each of them and had assured a remuneration of Rs 35,000 per month.

But even after 9 months, the labourers were not paid. Dejected, the labourers decided to protest and refused to work. Later, the company suspended all of them, and now they are forced to live on the roadside, informed sources.

Panda has urged the Indian Consul General to intervene and take appropriate action to ensure their timely repatriation to India.