By Tarushi Aswani –
M.A Yusuf Ali has vouched to offer aid to the stranded Indian in Saudi Arabia. Ali has extended an aid of 200,000 Saudi Riyals (35 Lakh Rupees) for the Indians on the brink of starvation.
The chairman of LuLu Group, Yusuf Ali has pledged to provide food and other necessary commodities to the Indian Embassy as per their requirements. Also, LuLu has been donating food to around 600 Indians stuck in Dammam for the last 10 days.
“We must all come forward and help our brothers in the hour of need and support the efforts being made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Indian Government.” said Yusuf Ali.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who played a key part in working with Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in evacuating Keralites from Libya, Yemen and Iraq when in office, on Wednesday wrote to the minister asking her to call a meeting of top Kerala businessmen based in the Middle East.
“Businessmen like M.A. Yusuf Ali, C.K. Menon and Ravi Pillai have already expressed their willingness to help our people waiting to return by offering them new jobs in their companies. To discuss these things, it would be good if a meeting is called,” said Chandy.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh is in Saudi Arabia to coordinate with Saudi officials to air lift Indians wishing to return.