A nonagenarian woman who had been attempting unsuccessfully to contact Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to inform him of her son’s job-related issue was finally able to do so.
After learning that an elderly woman was waiting to speak with him, the chief minister met her on the sidelines of a program at Kaziranga on Friday and assured her of the government’s full help in resolving the issue.
According to reports, the widow was attempting to have her son’s position in a government department, where he had worked for several years, regularised.
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take the matter to appropriate authorities
Himanta Biswa Sarma informed her that when he returned to Guwahati on Saturday, he would take up the matter with the appropriate authorities, and he asked her acquaintance for a phone number where they could be reached.
Binu Goswami, 90, and a female companion had traveled from Dergaon, some 60 kilometers from the meeting place in Kaziranga, to meet with Sarma.
They had been waiting patiently outside the luxury resort since Friday morning while members of the state’s BJP-led ruling coalition met behind closed doors to discuss the important schemes and steps taken by the Himanta Biswa Sarma administration in its first year in office and how to move forward in the next four years.
Himanta Biswa Sarma was seen walking over to Goswami and her companion in the resort’s waiting area in a video shared on the CMO’s official Twitter account.
The chief minister squatted in front of Goswami and addressed her as khuri’ (aunt), inquiring what had brought her to see him.
As he read over a letter that the mother had earlier provided to his companions, she said that it was about her elder son’s work and that her repeated requests to the authorities had had no results.
Sarma tweeted photos of his visit with the woman, saying, “How divine it feels to have the blessings of a 90-year-old grandmother today at Kaziranga.”
She had traveled from Dergaon to see me about a personal matter concerning her son. Assured her of the government’s full support in resolving the issue.
The chief minister said he will pay a visit to Goswami’s home in Dergaon and told staff to make sure the two women were fed before departing.
Later, a clearly elated Goswami told reporters at the resort that she hoped her case would be handled, and that she appreciated the chief minister’s initiative to meet with her.