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Mamata offers compensation, govt jobs to families of slain soldiers - Kolkata News

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced Rs 5 lakh compensations to both the bereaved families of Indian Army jawans martyred at Galwan valley in Ladakh during a face-off with Chinese troops.

Updated Jun 17, 2020 13:06 PM

Mamata offers compensation, govt jobs to families of slain soldiers - Kolkata News

The CM also promised to provide state government jobs to one member in both the families.

"My heartfelt condolences to the families of the brave men martyred at Galwan valley. I'm at pain to say that two of them belonged to West Bengal -- Sepoy Rajesh Orang (village Belgoria, Birbhum) and Bipul Roy on General Duty (village Bindipara, Alipurduar)," Banerjee tweeted.

She said nothing can compensate for the supreme sacrifice made by them for the nation or the bereaved families' loss.

"We stand by the sons of our soil in this difficult time... we'll provide Rs 5 lakh and a state government job to one member in the deceased's family," the CM said, conveying condolences to the families of all the soldiers who died in the conflict.

She said the compensation package is not sufficient for both the families at this time of crisis. "We will stand by them," she added.

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