Sofa, AC installed for Yogi Adityanath’s visit to martyr’s family, removed after he left

Sagar, 45, was one of the two soldiers killed, and their bodies mutilated, in an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team on May 1.

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: May 15, 2017 6:16 am
Yogi Adityanath, Prem Sagar, BSF martyr, BSF head constable Prem Sagar, Yogi, UP CM Yogi, Prem Sagar martyr, BSF martyr, LoC firing, Indian Express, India news Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meeting with the family members of martyred head constable Prem Sagar of BSF in Deoria on May 12. (Source: PTI)

For half-an-hour on Friday, the family of slain BSF head constable, Prem Sagar, had an air conditioner, a sofa, a carpet and saffron towels to cover the table – all in honour of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who visited them at their home in Tikampar village of UP’s Deoria district. But in less than an hour of Adityanath’s departure, the district administration removed all the items they had placed, alleged Sagar’s family members.

“Around 1 pm on Friday, officials came and installed an AC in our drawing room, placed a sofa and spread out a carpet on the floor. The CM was in our house for about half-an-hour and soon after he left, they began dismantling the AC and took away everything else,” said Sagar’s son Ishwar Chandra.

Sagar, 45, was one of the two soldiers killed, and their bodies mutilated, in an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team on May 1. On Friday, Adityanath had visited Sagar’s family and handed over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh and a certificate of a fixed deposit of Rs 2 lakh.

While Deoria District Magistrate Sujeet Kumar did not answer to repeated calls from The Sunday Express, Ramkesh Yadav, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Bhatpar Rani tehsil in Deoria, said officials of the Public Works Department had brought the AC and other items. He said arrangements for the CM’s visit had been done by ADM (Administration) Virendra Kumar Dohrey and Chief Development Officer Rajesh Kumar Tyagi.

While Tyagi did not answer calls on his official number, Dohrey said the arrangements were made as per the practice adopted for “the arrival of any VIP”. “If a guest comes for a visit, we have to make arrangements. We have to take care of the facilities that he is accustomed to. However, I also had another duty that day and so, I was not present all the time during the CM’s visit. I do not have information about when the AC and other stuff was removed from the house,” he said over phone.

According to a government statement released after Adityanath’s visit, the CM promised to build a a memorial for the martyr in the village. He also promised to build a school for girls on a 1.5-acre land, develop a park and build a concrete road leading to the village. The CM also promised to send a recommendation to the Centre on the family’s demand for allotment of a cooking gas agency.

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    chacko
    May 27, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Shame..Shame.. Its very shameful for the CM Yogi/UP Govt. to take away AC. sofa, carpet and saffron towels to cover the table from martyr’s house. It shows the stand of the government.
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      Aryan Russ
      May 25, 2017 at 7:44 am
      About 5-6 months prior to the UP election, the "central government" and the Government ociated companies, as it was reported by IE, decided to invest in UP. Tourism means roads in each city first, and not hotels for s or s only. Roads are used for the delivery of money for all UP inhabitants, which is main care of the local UP minister.
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        Sreenivasan
        May 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm
        Together to be read another news from Karnataka. Mr dyurappa, BJP's proposed CM candidate in next embly election visits a Dalit house as announced earlier and he had food with them (if Rahul hi can do it, so can I). The Dalit family served food to their esteemed guest, but he refused to accept it. He also insulted the family by consuming his food he had ordered from a Hotel on the way to the hut of the Dalit. Please do not imitate Congress leaders. You cannot follow them. So, project yourselves as what you are. Best known bad men of India.
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          Sreenivasan
          May 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm
          Nobody else in this country insulted the soldiers (live or dead) so much as this leader. He has shown his true colour, in fact the colour of BJP and RSS.
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            Soundar
            May 20, 2017 at 8:51 am
            This is the quality of BJP leaders. Show lip sympathy to martyrdom jawans, pseudo nationalism and rack up Hindu fee s and capture power.
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              Ag
              May 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm
              IS YOGI TAKING AC ,SOFA AND CARPET EVEN WHEN IS GOES TO TOILET FOR FEW MINUTES ? I THINK THIS CHADDI SHOUL BE GOING NAKED EVRYWERE OR HE WILL NOT SURVIVE FOR A MINUTE AND ALSO ADM HAVE ONLE 1 AC SOFA AND CARPET.
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                Manu Ayush Mohapatro
                May 17, 2017 at 12:11 am
                it is too hot in India, He is our public servant , Please do respect him , If your servant needs some istance will you not give him comfort for all his dedication he is doing for u and all ?I need to ask the question directly to the editor of this news who publish such silly and stupid news to bifurcate the good things he is doing, I am not a bhakat.. of anyone i am an Indian citizen who always respect my country my mother..Jai Hind..
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                  Manu Ayush Mohapatro
                  May 17, 2017 at 12:21 am
                  sorry for the typo istance is istance..
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                    Sandeep
                    May 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm
                    Ha sirf wahi to servant hai... jo banda abhi mara uski family ko to ni lagti garmi... wo to used to ho gye honge na?
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                  chakm
                  May 16, 2017 at 5:58 am
                  Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. In Indian politics (especially) all examples of sham empathy are nothing but pure optics. The exceptional feature is that despite this unnecessary show of falsehood, the extreme degree of servitude by the water-carriers is pitifully banal.
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