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Rickshaw-puller enters CM Akhilesh Yadav’s residence, gets Rs 6,000, house and e-rickshaw in return

Rickshaw-puller enters Akhilesh Yadav’s residence, gets Rs 6,000, house and e-rickshaw in return!

India TV Politics Desk, Lucknow [ Updated: October 28, 2016 18:06 IST ]
Akhilesh Yadav gifts Rs 6,000, house and e-rickshaw to rickshaw-puller

You have to believe that miracles do happen in real life! Rickshaw-puller Maniram had never thought that his dream of owing a house would come true this Diwali.

It all started when Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma got stuck in traffic jam in Lucknow and took a cycle rickshaw ride to reach Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s 5 Kalidas Marg residence.

Vijay Shekhar,  who was in Lucknow to receive 'Yash Bharti' Award but in the morning he preferred to take a cycle rickshaw ride because he was getting late as his car was stuck in traffic.

Security officers at Akhilesh's 5 Kalidas Marg residence allowed Paytm chief and the rickshaw-puller Maniram to enter after proper verification.

Akhilesh liked the gesture of the rickshaw-puller Maniram and handed him Rs 6,000 as diwali gift. He also assured him a house, e-rickshaw and Samajwadi Pension scheme for his wife.

The chief minister also shared his picture with the rickshaw-puller Maniram on twitter and wrote:

"A traffic jam forced Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma to visit us in a cycle rickshaw. Lucknow Metro will help solve the traffic jams in city." 

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav distributed Yash Bharti awards to 73 renowned personalities in diverse fields, including social works, sports and literature.

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