Sushma acts on CM’s plea on Odia Workers stranded in Saudi Arabia
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia to facilitate the return of more than 20 workers from India, including 12 from Odisha, who have been allegedly held captive by a Saudi Arabian company on issues pertaining to salary.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had tweeted, “Deeply concerned about Odia workers held captive in Saudi Arabia; Request @SushmaSwaraj ji @PMOIndia to intervene for their safe return.”
In response to the tweet, the Indian embassy in Riyadh, had tweeted, “Embassy cognizant of it, vigorously pursuing with the Company n agent towards their repatriation; hope to send them soon.”
External Affairs Minister, known for her prompt response on social media, also retweeted it and directed the Embassy to keep the Chief Minister informed.