CM Basavaraj Bommai assures acid attack victim of govt job and flat

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BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai promised a government job as well as a flat for a woman who is an acid attack victim.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, he said a woman, who has been a victim of an acid attack, met him and requested for a government job on the compassionate grounds. The chief secretary was instructed on the spot to give her a job, he said.

The state government has hiked the pension for the acid attack victims to Rs 10,000 per month as they had to take care of their family needs. The victim also asked for a house and the CM said he will talk to Housing Minister V Somanna to allot one of the 40,000 flats being constructed in Bengaluru.

Bommai said he had wished to present the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award on November 1 and that is being fulfilled. The award was presented posthumously to Puneet Raj Kumar who had decided his entire life for the sake of Kannada and created awareness of the greatness of the language.

He had done a lot of philanthropy in the state and was a model for many by pledging his body parts. Emulating the actor, lakhs of people have pledged their eyes. Puneet had achieved much at a young age for which the state’s highest civilian award, ‘Karnataka Ratna’ was presented to him posthumously.

On the inclusion of a chapter on Puneet in school textbooks, the CM said a decision in this regard will be taken in the coming days. “We will do whatever is possible”.

Greeting the people on the occasion of the 67th Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, he said this festival celebration must not be restricted to only celebrations but it must remain in the hearts of millions of Kannadigas. The government has formulated several schemes for the Kannadigas to come up in various fields including education, and employment, and this facility must be utilized. (ANI)

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