Bengaluru, May 26: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today held a video conference with Kannadiga Businessmen in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Dubai and paid heed to the woes of Saudi Kannadigas amidst covid-19 lockdown.
Mohammad Mansoor , President of IOC Bahrain explained about current issues faced by Kannadigas in GCC said among thousands of stranded Kannadigas in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE majority of them are pregnant women, elderly people and patients who need immediate medical attention.

Sheikh Karnire, Director of Operations Expertise Contracting Co., Mr Mohammad Gayazulla , Secretary IOC Bahrain, Ismaeel CEO of Realtech Industrial Services among others explained Mr. Siddaramaiah the urgent need to operate operation flights from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE to Managluru and Bengaluru.
They urged Siddaramaiah to exert pressure on the chief minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa and Union Minister to arrange repatriation flights in the current schedule of Vande Bharat Mission Itself.
Siddaramaiah assured to take up the issue with the chief minister and other authorities concerned.