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Smriti Irani’s close aide Surendra Singh shot dead in Amethi! Is this the backlash for Rahul Gandhi’s humiliating defeat?

It is not even 48 hours of declaration of results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, nation has started to witness the atrocities of Congress Government. In Amethi, (which once used to be bastion of Congress Government, the powerful BJP lady Smriti Irani has dethroned the Congress dynasty) Surendra Singh, the former village head of Baraulia village and a close aide of BJP leader Smriti Irani, was shot dead at his residence.

Some bike-borne assailants reached his residence and fired indiscriminately at him. He received a few shots on his face. Singh was referred to government hospital in Lucknow but later succumbed to his injuries while he was getting treated according to a report by PTI.

The family members have alleged that Congress workers are behind this heinous incident. Singh’s son Abhay said, “My father was actively campaigning for Smriti Irani and BJP got many votes from our booth. After she became MP, Vijay Yatra was also carried out by my father. I think some Congress supporters didn’t like it, we have suspicions on some people”

Surendra Singh was a popular and active grassroots level leader. He and other party leaders were actively involved in campaigning for Smriti Irani. Singh was the Gram Pradhan for nearly 20 years and was a dedicated activist of BJP. “This is a political killing, plain and simple. Singh was a peace-loving mild-mannered person and he had no issues with people to the extent that someone would kill him. Just before his death, he had met Smriti Irani at a village not five kilometres from his own,” said a close-aide of Irani.

“The investigation on the matter is underway. The police have picked up suspects, formed 5 teams to nab Singh’s killers. The police has formed 3 teams at the police station level while one SOG and one surveillance team has been pressed into service to nab Surendra Singh’s killers. Several suspects have been taken into custody. We did not rule out the possibility of the crime being a political murder. All aspects are being probed. There can be old enmity as well,” Amethi SP Rajesh Kumar said.

This news has come as a shock to the party. The party has iterated that investigation will be carried out and strict action will be taken against the criminals.


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