Mayawati offers job to martyr’s grandson

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has offered a job to the grandson of Abdul Hamid, one of the heroes of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war who was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra for gallantry.

According to a spokesman of the Chief Minister’s office, “When the Chief Minister came to know that Abdul Hamid’s aged widow Rasoolan Bibi and grandson Shamim were staging a dharna outside the Assembly on Monday to press their long-pending demand for a government job to one of their family members, she promptly issued instructions to appoint Shamim in the UP Power Corporation.” The Corporation issued an appointment letter as a labourer with monthly emoluments touching 7,800. IANS

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