BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia on Saturday said an Indian worker in Saudi Arabia, who was allegedly being exploited by his employer, has appealed for help from the government through a video posted on social media.
Kalia, the former Punjab minister said that he has brought the viral video to the notice of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
In a press conference, the BJP leader said, “I saw the video on a social media site and immediately sent it to Sushma Swaraj, appealing her to help the labourer, hailing from Bihar, back to India from Saudi Arabia.”
The labourer, Lankesh Kumar in the video said that anybody who comes across the video, please take it to the Prime Minister and the external affairs minister.
“The union minister has assured me that the video will be examined and efforts would be made to bring him back,” Kalia said. He has also sent the address and phone number mentioned by the man in the video to the union minister.
Kumar alleged that he had been offered 1,200 (Riyal) by a company, but for the last few months he was being paid between 200 and 400 (Riyal), the BJP leader said.
Kalia claimed that in the 2:18-minute video, Kumar said that he had no money or food, and wanted to return to his home in Bihar.
(With PTI inputs)