Didi Ke Bolo turns saviour for Katwa woman living in deplorable condition

first_imgKolkata: The ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ helpline number launched by Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee once again turned saviour for a Katwa woman who is set to get a new house following the intervention of the Chief Minister.Mandira Chakraborty, a resident of Gopkhaji village of Katwa in East Burdwan, has been staying inside a bamboo thatched house with a partially broken tin shed in a very deplorable condition with her two sons. Her husband had allegedly deserted her almost a decade ago. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe situation forced the woman to pick up sewing to run her family. The money she earns is not enough to set up a house. Ever since the helpline number was launched by Banerjee, the woman decided to take the matter up with her. A few days ago, she gathered courage and called up the ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ helpline number and expressed her financial condition and how she and her sons live. After calling up the number, the woman visited the Chief Minister’s house recently, where she has been assured that the matter would soon be addressed. The woman claimed that the Chief Minister gave her a patient hearing. She told the Chief Minister about her plight after her husband left her. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter she reached home, the district administration, after being prodded by the Chief Minister, visited her place and took stock of the situation. The district officials assured her that her house would soon be constructed. It may be mentioned here that a few days ago one Bapan Das, originally a resident of Katwa in East Burdwan, got stuck in a house along with 14 others due to floods in Kizhur area of Kerala. Das called up the toll-free number and shared his ordeal. The caller informed that he was trapped in Kizhur along with others and there was no electricity or transportation available to them. The caller also requested for immediate assistance. The matter was immediately raised with the disaster management officials of the state government, who contacted their counterparts in the Kerala government. After being requested by the Bengal government, the rescue team in Kerala started a search operation and rescued the victims.last_img

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