Kochi: Twenty-nine Indians, including six families from Kerala, rescued after being stranded in strife-torn Libya, will return home in two days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
"I have some good news for you. Six families from Kerala and three Tamil Nadu residents, who were stranded in Libya, will return home safely tomorrow or day after. In total 29 persons have been rescued," he told a BJP election meeting in nearby Tripunithura.
The BJP-led NDA government has been 'very proactive' whenever Indian nationals are in distress, he said referring to the rescue of nurses in libya and of Fr Prem from the clutches of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The government had also succeeded in getting commuted the death sentence of five Tamil Nadu fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan prison.
"They have been saved and they are happily living with their families," he said, adding they met him during his election rally on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu.
Updated Date: May 12, 2016 08:37 AM