Known to bring the unnoticed social issues to the limelight, actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan has yet again filled hope and lent helping hand for fishermen from AP trapped in Chennai. The JanaSena Chief on Sunday made an open appeal to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to provide food and shelter to Andhra fishermen who stuck at the Chennai port.
Hours after which, Palaniswami and his team not only provided food and other commodities to the Telugu fisherman but also ensured that the fishermen are safe. Replying to Pawan Kalyan on Twitter, TN CM wrote: “Dear @PawanKalyan Our team of officers met Andhra Pradesh fishermen representatives and distributed food, water & other essential commodities. They are safe and secure now! Let their families not worry! Thank you!”.
Dear @PawanKalyan ,
Our team of officers met Andhra Pradesh fishermen representatives and distributed food, water & other essential commodities. They are safe and secure now! Let their families not worry! Thank you! https://t.co/kL1dAiAY15 pic.twitter.com/fhYp1fxGh9
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) March 30, 2020
Reportedly, over 50 Telugu fishermen from Srikakulam(40), Kakinada(4) & Odisha-boarder villages(6), are stuck in Chennai harbour while a few have deboarded at Nellore-Krishnapattinam harbour. Reacting to the concerns, the TN government allotted four community halls for accommodation and other amenities.
Over which, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan heaped praises on the JanaSenani. Taking to her official social media handle, Tamilisai thanked both Pawan and Tamil Nadu government for the prompt response to help the suffering fishermen.
@PawanKalyan garu your efforts to voice the sufferings of AP fishermen from Srikakulam District stranded in Chennai harbour area due #lockdown for corona virus threat with @CMOTamilNadu and his prompt response to help them both laudable good will gestures.God bless your efforts
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) March 30, 2020