Jaipur, The Govt. of Rajasthan is making serious efforts for safe return of Rajasthanis who have been stranded in Iraq. Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje has shown utmost sensitivity in this matter. She was constantly in contact with the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj and due to all these efforts the safe return of Rajasthanis became possible.
Four Rajasthanis arrived to New Delhi by Jet Airways flight on Friday night from Al Ghadeer area of Iraq. Those who returned are Harinarayan Balai (33) from Phulera (Jaipur district), Jairam Bairwa (37) and Mukesh Kumar Bairwa (28) from Dausa district and Hiru Ram (30) from Salasar village of Churu district. The Chief Minister had given special directions to Chief Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Resident Commissioner in New Delhi for making arrangements to send them to their homes.
After the directions given by Smt. Raje lodging and boarding facilities were made available at Rajasthan House in New Delhi to all four persons who had arrived from Iraq on Friday. On Saturday morning they were sent to their native place by Deluxe Bus of Rajasthan roadways. They were provided tickets and Rs. 1000 cash for the expenses on route.
We Are Grateful to Govt. of India, Indian Embassy & CM Rajasthan:
Delighted after safe return to India all four Rajasthanis expressed their gratitude to the Govt. of India, Indian Embassy officials in Iraq and especially to Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje. They informed that they went to Iraq in February, 2013 and had been working there as a mason for the last 17 months with Fourth Dimension Contracting Company at Al Ghadeer village (Najaf), 40 kilometer away from Bagdad (Iraq).
They informed that due to the conflict in the region they were not given salary for last three months and company did not help them. After the efforts made by the Rajasthan Government officials of the Indian Embassy in Iraq made arrangements for their safe return to India. Serious efforts are being made by the Indian Embassy officials to bring back other Rajasthanis stranded in Iraq, they informed.