Newly-elected BJP MP from Amethi, Smriti Irani on Sunday vowed to bring the culprits in Surendra Singh's murder case to the book, asserting that she will not hesitate to move even the Supreme Court if necessary to bring the perpetrators to justice.
"I have taken an oath before Surendra Singh ji's family- the one who fired and the one who ordered it, even if I have to go to Supreme Court to get the culprits a death sentence, we will knock the doors of the court," she said while talking to reporters here after participating in the last rites of Singh.
Singh, who was considered to be one of the closest aides of Irani, was shot dead last night.
"On May 23, I got a political message publicly-- Amethi ko pyar se sambhalna (please take care of Amethi with love). I want to tell the person who sent this message that I have received the message loud and clear," she said.
Praising Singh's efforts for the development of Amethi, she said, "I want to say that since 1977, Surendra Singh was living his life as an active worker and a leader who provided solutions to the people on issues of development. Unfortunately today, he has been killed after celebrating victory."
Smriti asserted that it has been the policy of Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath government that justice has to be done as per the law.
"BJP workers and people of Amethi can be sure that his killer will be found out even from beneath the earth. We will get justice for Surendra Singh's family," Smriti said.
She also urged BJP workers to act with restraint while warning that this killing was an attempt to "terrorise" Amethi.
"I request BJP workers to show restraint. Surendra Singh was killed to divide and terrorise Amethi. The development will reach every household of Amethi in his (Surendra Singh's) memory," she said.
Seven persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the killing, police said, not ruling out political rivalry as a possible motive.
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