Family of martyr agree to end fast after meeting Adityanath
The protesting family members of a soldier, who was killed in Pakistani firing last year, on Sunday agreed to end their indefinite fast saying Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had promised to visit their village.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister, who was on an official tour to Moradabad, met the father, brother and an uncle of deceased sepoy Sudesh Kumar on Sunday.
According to family members of the deceased soldier, Adityanath promised to visit not only their village but also those of other jawans, who have laid their lives for the country.
"The chief minister assured us that development work will begin in our village....He also said that he will visit the house of every martyr of Uttar Pradesh," Manoj Kumar, brother of Sudesh Kumar, who was killed along the LoC in J&K, said.
Adityanath also promised that work for starting an inter-college in the village will begin soon, he added.
Manoj Kumar said that Uttar Pradesh's Minister of State for Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Welfare Gulabo Devi will now visit the family to facilitate the ending of their fast. The soldier's family had been agitating claiming non- fulfilment of promises made to them. They had also demanded that the CM should visit them.