In a stunning revelation, Rasoolan Bibi, wife of Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hameed has alleged former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav of felicitating a wrong woman in her name. While talking to ANI on Saturday morning Rasoolan Bibi claimed that she didn’t attend any event and it was someone else who was felicitated by the Samajwadi Party leader. “Was at home, didn’t go anywhere,” Rasoolan Bibi, wife of Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hameed told ANI on being asked if she attended any felicitation event. Her grandson too backed the statement by saying that a wrong woman was felicitated by the former UP CM.
Abdul Hamid had posthumously received PVC, country’s highest military decoration, for his bravery in the Indo-Pak war in 1965. His wife Rooslan Bibi who is 95-year-old was felicitated by the Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav a couple of days back at a function in Azamgarh district. Interestingly, Bibi didn’t even know about her felicitation until it was reported by the local; media. ”I was neither invited nor attended the function,” a shocked Rasoolan told reporters on Friday, as per Deccan Herald.
A local unit of the Samajwadi Party had organised a program at the Nathhupur village on Wednesday where Akhilesh was to unveil the statue of Ram Samujh Yadav, also a martyr. The party had invited the kin of the martyrs from the district and nearby areas, who were felicitated by Akhilesh on this occasion.
Havildar Abdul Hamid of 4 Grenadiers, who was commander of the RCL (Recoilless) gun detachment, had destroyed several enemy tanks in Khemkaran sector during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have also slammed Akhilesh Yadav government for humiliating the martyr’s wife.