West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the village in Murshidabad district from where five migrant labourers, who were killed by terrorists at Kulgam in Kashmir hailed.
Ms Banerjee, who had earlier announced compensation of Rs five lakh for the families of each of the five killed, went to Bahalnagar village after addressing a public meeting at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district.
"I have come here to meet the families of the labourers killed in Kashmir. I have instructed the district officials to build houses for these families under Bangla Awas Yojana", she told reporters.
The state government had also provided logistical support to bring back the remaining labourers of the state from Kashmir. On their return to Kolkata each of them were handed over Rs 50,000 in cash to help them start some earning venture.
"Other than us (West Bengal government), nobody has shown any desire to inquire about the plight of these (affected) families. This is very unfortunate", Ms Banerjee added.