By Arré Bench Jun. 08, 2020
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut claimed that Sonu Sood must have a political backer, alluding that he is a BJP pawn. But even if there is some truth to the allegation, the actor deserves credit for helping hundreds of migrants return home.
The coronavirus pandemic caused the government to declare a nationwide lockdown in the last week of March, which is only now being gradually lifted in phases across the country. However, during the course of the lockdown, the country witnessed a migrant crisis, as millions of labourers across the nation were left stranded away from their homes in other states with no means to return to their villages. Even as the Centre and state governments began organising trains and buses to transport migrants more than a month after the lockdown, some citizens took it upon themselves to lend a helping hand to those in need. One such citizen is the actor Sonu Sood, who emerged as a saviour to thousands of migrants as he arranged transportation for them to their hometowns via buses, trains, and even flights.