Port Blair, May 19: The State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, A & N Islands, Shri. Ajoy Bairagi today at about 2.55 PM telephonic conversation with Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and enlightened about the pathetic condition of the stranded Islanders held up at different parts of several states of mainland India.

Bairagi urged the Minister to arrange special flights from atleast 6 focal states/cities in order to bring back the stranded Islanders at the earliest. He has also urged to dilute the Vande Bharat scheme and extend its benefit to the suffering Islanders.

The Minister has positively assured to take all essential and possible steps for helping the stranded Islanders, at the earliest.