Sonu Sood has emerged to be a Messiah for Migrant workers in Maharashtra. He is working day and night to arrange for their transportation and food. Recently, a few reports emerged online stating that Sonu Sood was stopped from entering Bandra Terminus when he reached the station to meet some laborers on Monday night. A Mumbai Police official revealed that Sood was stopped by Railway Protection Force and said, “The actor was stopped by the RPF, not by us. He wanted to meet labourers who were going to their native place. We have not received any complaint regarding this till now.”
After the news went viral, the actor himself came out to speak on the issue. He took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Just to set the record straight – I was not stopped from entering the station. I absolutely respect the protocols and have duly followed it. I had requested the state government for the train so that I could send the migrants back home to reunite them with their families.”
The migrant labourers were supposed to take the Shramik Special train from Bandra Terminus to Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, a political war has started around Sonu Sood’s initiative to help the poor. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday expressed that BJP propped up Sonu Sood to “offer help” to migrant workers from North India stranded in Maharashtra amidst the lockdown, with the political motive to show the Uddhav Thackeray government in poor light.
He questioned the sudden rise of “Mahatma” Sood on the social scene of Maharashtra during the lockdown.
On the contrary, Sonu Sood had thanked Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in his latest post for helping him organise a train for migrant workers.