A BJP lawmaker from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh found himself in trouble after his daughter alleged that she is getting threatened by him after marrying her boyfriend who happens to be outside their caste.
Sakshi Misra, 23, daughter of Rajesh Misra (AKA Pappu Bhartaul), a legislator from Bareilly, took to social media with her husband Ajitesh Kumar expressing threat from her father after the two eloped and married in a temple. Kumar alias Abhi stated he’s a Dalit.
In one of the two videos, Sakshi was seen pleading for police protection from her own family.
WATCH: BJP MLA's daughter fears for life after marrying Dalit, father denies threatening herThe daughter of an Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator has alleged that her life is in danger from her father after she married a Dalit man and asked the police for security.Sakshi Misra (23), who is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, uploaded a video on social media on Wednesday and informed about her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29) last Thursday, police said.In another video, she has apprehended threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate, and urged the Bareilly senior superintendent of police to extend security to them.Sakshi Misra has also appealed to the MPs and MLAs of Bareilly to not help Rajesh Misra as she alleged that her father and others were out to eliminate her."My daughter is an adult and has a right to take a decision. She has not been threatened by any member of the family or any person associated with me," Rajesh Misra told the press. Deputy Inspector General R K Pandey said he had come to know of the video messages and had asked the SSP to extend security to the couple.The DIG said the police do not know where to give her security as she had not disclosed her location. In the video, Sakshi Misra has also told her father to let her live her life.The woman warned that if anything happens to her or her husband, she would do something that would put him behind bars.
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She also mentioned that if anything happens to them, her father and his aide Rajiv Rana are to be blamed for.
“I want to say that if in future anything happens to me, Abhi or his family, my father, Vicky Bhartol and Rajiv Rana will be responsible for it. Those who are helping my father, stop helping him because our lives are in danger.”
According to HT, BJP legislator Rajesh Misra said that he is not opposing the marriage of his daughter.
“My only concern is that the boy is more than nine years older than her. As a father, I am also concerned about their future because the boy doesn’t earn much. I can never even imagine harming my daughter. I want the couple to return home. I have also informed the party high command about the matter,” said the MLA from Bithri Chainpur in Bareilly district.
In another video, Ajitesh Kumar says that the reason Rajesh Misra wants them to be killed by his aides is that he belongs to the Dalit community.
Sakshi Misra, 23, is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, a BJP legislator from Bareilly. She belongs to a Brahman family and married Ajitesh Kumar who is a Dalit. Her family is stated to be following her with goons, the reason couple seek assistance via social media.In her video, she refers to her father and brother using their nicknames "Pappu Bhartaul" and "Vicky Bhartaul"."Honourable MLA Pappu Bhartaul ji and Vicky Bhartaul ji, please live and let us live in peace… I really am married, I am not wearing sindoor for fashion," she says…
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Soon after Sakshi accused her father, the MLA also issued a statement saying that Sakshi was an adult and had a right to make decisions.
“Neither I nor any member of my family or any acquaintance has intimidated Sakshi. I am busy with my constituency work,” he added.
Reportedly, the police said they know of the video messages and have asked the SSP to extend security to the couple. The DIG, however, said that the police do not know where to give her security as she had not disclosed her location.