Bhopal: In a noble gesture, the government of Madhya Pradesh led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bore all expenses of Bhopal jailbreak martyr's daughter's wedding recently.
By playing the role of girl's father, the Chief Minister also fulfilled a promise which he had made earlier that his government will bear expenses of marriages in families of all the police officials who die in the line of duty.
"If any police personnel dies in the line of duty, then the state government will bear all the expenses of their daughter's marriage and these girls will be treated as the state's daughter," an official release from the state government had said.
According to reports, Chouhan attended the marriage ceremony of slain jail head constable Ramashankar Yadav's daughter Sonia on Friday, during which he donned the role of the bride's father.
Not only this, CM Chouhan also welcomed the guests at the entry gate.
Yadav was allegedly killed by eight SIMI activists on the intervening nights of October 30-31 before they escaped from the high security jail by scaling its walls with the help of bedsheets.
The activists were later gunned down by Bhopal Police in an alleged encounter.
Chouhan had then promised that the government will not only offer job to any family member but will also make all arrangements for the marriage of Sonia.
The chief minister also handed over an appointment letter for the post of Assistant Grade-III to Sonia as her marriage gift on the occasion.
Chouhan stayed at the wedding till all rituals were done and said that Sonia is a daughter of Madhya Pradesh. He conveyed greetings to both the families on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Cooperatives (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang was among others present at the function.