The newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani from Amethi, who caused the biggest upset in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by beating Congress president Rahul Gandhi by 55, 000 votes , attended the funeral of her aide Surendra Singh .
A former village head and party worker who was shot dead in Amethi, Irani said she will “move the Supreme Court, if needed, to seek death sentence” for the killers.
Surendra Singh, former head of Barauli village, was shot dead by unidentified men around 3 am on Sunday. He was attacked at his home when he was sleeping, his son Abhay Singh told reporters. Seven people have been taken into custody in the murder case.
Smriti Irani reached Amethi in afternoon hours after the murder and met his family. She was one of the pallbearers at Surendra Singh’s funeral.
“I have taken a vow before Surendra Singh ji’s family. The one who fired at him and the one who ordered it…. even if I have to go to Supreme Court to seek death sentence for them, I will knock the doors of the court,” she said after the funeral. She also said it has been the policy of Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath government to ensure justice