Bengaluru: Alleging that the state government has failed to bring back people who have gone out of Karnataka for work and study, Chittapur MLA Priyank Kharge moved the Karnataka High Court seeking directions to the state government to bring them back. Priyank in his writ petition said that the government’s failure to help workers, students and other migrants has violated their rights guaranteed under Article 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution. He also stated that the imposition of the lockdown on March 24 and its extension on April 14 led to the suffering of a countless number of workers from Karnataka who had gone to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Goa in search of jobs. He further added, "I had written three letters to the chief minister requesting that they should be brought back. In subsequent letters, I sought an arrangement of 50 bus services each to Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and 25 buses to Telangana and Goa."
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