A day after the migrant workers were sprayed with chemicals in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, the Congress on Tuesday slammed the govt saying treat the labourers with dignity as they build India.
"Disinfectant spray. Time to sanitise our politics. Not migrant workers reaching Bareilly to go home. They work in factories, harvest crops, in restaurants, hotels, in construction projects, highways and in homes. They Build India, treat them with dignity," senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said in a tweet.
On Monday, local administration and doctors sprayed disinfect on the migrant labourers in Bareilly after they arrived in the district.
However, after facing flak the District Magistrate Nitish Kumar directed the chief medic to supply treatment to those that were sprayed with hypochlorite on Sunday during a bid to sanitize them.
The district magistrate, during a tweet, admitted that the Nagar Nigam and fire brigade personnel became over-zealous in their sanitization drive and sprayed the chemical on the people.
He said action would be taken against the guilty persons.