Oscar has not paid salary for 15 years, claims ex-employee

Oscar has not paid salary for 15 years, claims ex-employee

Oscar has not paid salary for 15 years, claims ex-employee

Gopal Poojary, who worked in Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes' home for more than 15 years, will stage a hunger protest at Freedom Park in Bengaluru from April 2, for not receiving the salary for the past 15 years.

Speaking to media persons, Poojary said he worked at Oscar's house and Manipal workshop from 1972 to 1987 and he should be paid Rs 6.07 lakh. But Oscar has washed off his hands by paying mere Rs 10,000. He said he had approached Sonia Gandhi in 1995 and she had told Oscar to pay the remaining amount. However, he did not, he said.

"I will starve until death if Oscar does not pay me the pending salary. I have written a letter to Oscar with details of 15 years' salary and the letter by the labour officer 15 days ago. A copy is sent to the district in-charge minister, chief minister, KPCC president and the DC," he claimed.

However, Oscar's PA Nagesh Udyavar rubbished the charge saying it's all common in election time.

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