Hours after meeting UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Slain Hindu Samaj Leader Kamlesh Tiwari’s mother on Sunday said that police forced them to meet the chief minister. Tiwari’s mother also said that she was not satisfied after meeting Adityanath and vowed to "take up the sword" herself if her son didn’t get justice.
"We generally do not step out till 13 days after someone's death. But policemen were after us for the last 24 hours saying we need to meet with the Chief Minister. He called us so we went. But his behaviour was not up to our expectations," Kusum Tiwari, the mother of the Hindu Samaj leader, was quoted by NDTV.
She also blamed the police for forcing the family to venture out of their house before the 13-day mourning period to meet the chief minister at his office. "It was at his (CM) direction that policemen forced us to meet him. So, we were compelled to come (to Lucknow)," she said.
When asked if she was satisfied with the meeting, the grieving mother said, "Had I been satisfied (with the chief minister’s assurance), my blood would not have boiled."
"If we do not get justice, I myself will take up the sword," she said, adding that "We asked the CM as to why security cover of Kamlesh was withdrawn, why was he so brutally killed."
Earlier immediately after meeting the chief minister, she had sounded satisfied with the outcome of her meeting with the chief minister. She had also described the UP CM as "just like my elder son". The family members Kamlesh Tiwari, including his wife Kiran and sons met the chief minister for around 30 minutes during which they demanded capital punishment for the killers and were assured of all help and justice.