Telangana govt urges Centre to help workers sacked by Saudi company

, 8:57 PM IST

The Telangana government today urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help migrants from the state, who are allegedly removed from their jobs by a construction company in Saudi Arabia.

“The company has removed nearly 50,000 employees in the last three months,” Telangana Industries and NRI Affairs Minister K T Rama Rao said in a letter to Swaraj.

The visas of the removed employees are also being cancelled, he said.

“They are now jobless and not having any sources of livelihood and are not in a position to come back to India as well, as they became illegal migrants without visa. They are approaching the said company, but the company authorities are not responding properly,” Rama Rao said.

The family members of said Telangana migrants are worried about their safety and security, he said.

“Hence, I humbly request you, to kindly intervene in the situation with regard to Telangana labourers working in the company in Saudi Arabia to settle all the problems which are being faced by them,” Rama Rao added.