Even as the family members of Prakash Pandey were blaming the state government for his death, the leader of opposition and Haldwani MLA Indira Hridayesh played an active role in getting the assurance sought by the bereaved family from the government. Pandey’s mother Devki Pandey, widow Kamla Pandey, son Mohit and daughter Bhoomi were inconsolable. Initially, the kinfolk said that they would not cremate the body until they received assurance from the government regarding compensation and a government job for one family member. Hridayesh said that she had been in touch with the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat since Pandey’s demise, demanding compensation and a government job for the bereaved family. She informed the media persons here that following her talk with the chief minister and officials of the administration, the chief minister assured that the Pandey family will receive Rs 12 lakh financial assistance of which Rs 2,00,000 would be provided immediately and the remaining Rs 10 lakh would be provided within one month. Along with this, Pandey’s widow would also be appointed to a class III government post in Haldwani. The chief minister should fulfill these announcements soon, added Hridayesh.