After paying last respects to her aide Surendra Singh's mortal remains, Smriti Irani said that she will ensure justice is done. The BJP's winning candidate from Amethi lost her aide who helped in her victory after he was murdered on Saturday. Irani rushed to Amethi to join the family in the hour of need.
Speaking to the media, she said, "This is not a press conference. It is unfortunate that after the celebrations, he was murdered. BJP salutes his soul and stands with his family's of 11 crore people are with him. Every BJP member is assured that those who killed him will be brought back from seventh rung of hell to justice. I resolved in front of the family, that the police will investigate and if we have to go to the Supreme Court, we will do that. I request BJP karyakartas to remain calm, he was killed to divide Amethi and create tensions. On May 23, I was given a public message for my victory that handles Amethi with love. To the person who gave me this message, I would tell him that I have received message loud and clear."
Irani rushed to Amethi on Sunday to pay last respects to her close aide Surendra Singh who was murdered on Saturday, two days after the former Union Minister won from the seat in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections.
Bowing down to Singh's mortal remains and an emotional Irani then went to pay tribute to him by showering flowers. She then shouldered her close aide's last remains and joined the locals and the family in their grief.
The entire village had gathered to honour the former village chief ahead of his final journey.
A close aide of Smriti Irani, the newly elected MP from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead by two men, with police not ruling out the possibility of it being a "political murder". The BJP has asked for a high-level probe.