Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Union minister Smriti Irani visited Amethi's Baraulia village on Saturday to meet family members of BJP worker Surendra Singh, who was killed recently. Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had adopted Barolia in 2015 as a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh.
During her visit, Irani took a woman to hospital in her convoy ambulance.
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"We are saddened at the death of Singh. He was a devoted party worker and the party stands with his family," Sawant told reporters after meeting the family.
Former village head Surendra Singh was killed on May 25. Singh was shot dead by two men in Baraulia village. Singh was referred to a Lucknow hospital but he succumbed during treatment.
A day after his murder, the newly elected MP from Amethi reached her constituency and lent her shoulders to the mortal remains of her close aide. Irani said she has taken an oath before Surendra Singh’s family that she will go to the Supreme Court if required to get the culprits a death sentence.
"Manohar Parrikar had adopted this village. If UP government wants, we will work on education, health, roads, water and other problems in this village in his (Parrikar's) memory," the Goa Chief Minister said on Saturday.
Sawant was accompanied by Irani, who is on her first planned visit to her constituency after defeating Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Gandhi himself did a similar act in April when he turned into a good Samaritan helping three journalists, including a reporter from the Asian News International (ANI), to an ambulance after they got injured due to breaking of a barricade during his roadshow.
The incident took place when the journalists were covering the roadshow, where Rahul and Congress’s general secretary (Uttar Pradesh East) Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders were waving to the crowd from a tempo. Amid the rush, the vehicle hit a barricade that was fixed along the road, causing it to break. The three journalists sustained minor injuries due to the incident.
On March 27, when Rahul saw a journalist injured in a road accident in New Delhi, he got down from his vehicle and took the scribe to a hospital.
In a video shot by his staff, the Gandhi scion was seen dabbing the forehead of the journalist from Rajasthan, Rajendra Vyas, as they made their way to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).