UP: Afraid Of Father's Goons For Marrying Dalit Man, MLA's Daughter Seeks Protection; Father Denies Allegations
The daughter of an Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has posted a video on social media urging her father to stay away from her married life. Sakshi Mishra, 23, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that she faces a life threat from her father, brother and their associates for marrying a Dalit man. His father has denied the allegations and said that he is busy with his party’s works. The MLA hails from Bithari Chainpur, Bareilly district.
In the video message, she asked her father to accept the marriage or face legal consequences. The video was shot by her husband – Ajitesh Kumar, a businessman whom she married on July 4. She also appealed to Bareilly Superintendent of Police to protect her and her husband as their lives were in danger because of her father’s goons.
Deputy Inspector General R K Panday taking cognisance of the video said that he had asked the SP to extend security to the couple. He further added that the couple’s location is not yet known.
In her video, she refers to her father and brother using their nicknames “Pappu Bhartaul” and Vicky Bhartaul”.
Daughter of BJP MLA from Bareilly She fears for her life because her father opposes her love marriage with a lower caste manFull support to her
Dhruv Rathee ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ, ಜುಲೈ 10, 2019
“Honourable MLA Pappu Bhartaul Ji and Vicky Bhartaul Ji, please live and let us live in peace. I am married. I’m not wearing sindoor for fashion. I request you to take back your dogs (goons) or else face legal consequences,” she can be heard saying in the video.
She further requested other Bareilly MLAs and MPs not to help her father to find them.
In the video, she said that she and her husband are tired of running from her father’s goons. She asked her father and brother, not to trouble Ajitesh family.
She concluded the video by saying that if in the future, something happens to her, her husband or her in-laws, then her father and brother should be held responsible. She also asked her father to change his mindset.
The lawmaker denied her daughter’s allegation and claimed “a political conspiracy” behind it. He said that his daughter is an adult and can make her own decision. He also said that neither his family nor his party workers have threatened to kill anyone. He also clarified that he had objected to his daughter’s marriage, not for caste disparity but for the age difference and her husband’s low income.