By Imran Inmdar
In a recent political development in the city martyr Hawaldar Mohsin shaikh’s 27 year old widow awarded ticket by the Indian national congress party from Muslim Pachha Peth ,block no.14 in open category.
On 11th may 2011 was really a day of tears, pride and tribute for the 12 lakh people of entire Solapur city as its native 27 year old Army personnel Hawaldar Mohsin Gulam Mohammed sheikh sacrifices his life for his mother land during gun battle with terrorists at Kupwada (Jammu & Kashmir ) and left behind his 18 days daughter and 21 year old widow shaziya.
Mohsin was the first martyr from Solapur city , people from all religions and classes including politician from all parties attended his funeral in a large number to pay their homage to this brave heart on the day.
It is noticeable that Soon after his funeral solapur cent.Congress MLA praniti shinde (Daughter of ex. Union minister Sushil kumar shinde) educationally adopted the martyr’s daughter and deposited 10 lakh.
While speaking with Millattimes.com shaziya said that my husband’s sacrifice made us proud. Women from working class usually visited with their social problems and insisted me to take lead and join politics as I am widow of a martyr.she further said ,my area people put their demand before MLA Praniti tai . Sushil kumar Shinde sahab and praniti welcomed their demand of congress ticket to contest civic body pole and provided me an opportunity to serve the people of my nation. I must thank both, she added.
An eminent politician of the city and Sr.Congress cooperator Riyaz Hundekari commented that Mohsin’s martyrdom will always be remembered. He said that Madam shaziya is a passionate and active woman and was keen to join politics and people of the area also extending good support to her. Our leader Praniti shinde considered their request and assured her to help in getting ticket of congress party.We are quite sure that she will register the victory and prove herself a true servant of the society and the nation like her martyred hubby, he added.