Arvind Kejriwal Says Main Hoon Na, But Migrant Workers Head Home
Thousands of migrant workers gathered at Anand Vihar ISBT here to catch a bus home, hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown and appealed to them with folded hands not to leave Delhi while sounding a word of assurance -- "Main hoon na" (I am here for you).
Police officials said over 5,000 people gathered at Anand Vihar including at ISBT as well as the railway station and the numbers were rising.
Earlier in the day, Mr Kejriwal appealed to the migrant workers to not leave Delhi, saying the short period of lockdown would need not be extended.
"I assure you, the government will take full care of you. Main hun na, mujh par bharosa rakho (I am here for you, have faith in me)," Mr Kejriwal said, announcing the lockdown from 10 PM tonight to 5 AM next Monday.
A senior police officer said after the sudden announcement of the lockdown, thousands of migrant workers thronged the ISBT Anand Vihar area.