The Congress and Samajwadi Party has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that ‘removing air-conditioner and sofas from slain BSF jawan’s house after CM’s visit was a ‘mockery and disrespect’ of the soldier.
“This is disrespect to the slain jawan. What the administration has done is not right. It has made a mockery of a person who lay down his life for India. We believe that Chief Minister will take some steps in this regard,” said Congress leader Dwijendra Tripathi.
Echoing the similar sentiments, SP leader Juhi Singh condemned the ‘shameful’ incident. “This is very shameful. This is administration’s fault. It was an attempt to spoil the name of Chief Minister. I believe the Chief Minister will take cognizance of this matter and will take action against such officers. I don’t think any responsible chief minister would ask to do anything like this,” she said.
Reportedly, the local administration had installed an air conditioner, changed the curtains and also set comfortable sofas and carpets in the room where CM Adityanath decided to meet the family of slain BSF jawan Prem Sagar. However, when the meeting got over, the facilities were removed from the house.
“Within half an hour of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s departure from the village, all these things, the AC, curtains, sofas, towels- were taken away from here,” said a family member.
Reportedly, the local administrations also turned the dusty road into a concrete road in the village. The drains were closed and a small Chikitsa Kendre (Health Centre), which used to remain closed all the time, started operating in just a few hours. The CM gave a cheque of Rs 4 lakh and a fixed deposit of Rs two lakh during the meeting to the widow of the killed soldier.