Hyderabad: TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, on 19 March, wrote to the Union external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, to bring back 146 Indians stranded at Manila airport in the Philippines. Mr Naidu told the minister that 41 out of the 146 are from Andhra Pradesh, while 30 to 40 of them are from Telangana. Many of these Indians had one to study in the Philippines.

Mr Naidu said these Indians reached Manila airport on 17 March to leave for India the next day. However, all of a sudden the flights were stopped and they have not unable to catch any flight to India. The TDP chief said that more alarmingly there are reports that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will close down on Thursday night which has raised concerns among the parents of the stranded students. Mr Naidu requested Mr Jaishankar to arrange for a special flight to bring the students to Delhi and Hyderabad.

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