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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    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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              deadknife96
              May 16, 2017 at 5:34 am
              for god sake have some shame, he is a CM of a state, he isn't asking for sofas and air conditioners owing to his personal history. There are ppl who gotta do their job of taking care of his comfort, they don't think abt the impact these meagre things will have on the CM's image.
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                Anantha Narayanan
                May 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                absolutely. well said
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                Satyapal Singh
                May 16, 2017 at 5:03 am
                Dear yogi ji , Although I don't believe that this may be your wish. Please chek and got it reinstalled if so. Who evever involved in this decision must punish. Regards and wants action Regards
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                  Sathya
                  May 16, 2017 at 2:52 am
                  In a world that is preoccupied with material possessions and physical pampering, even sanyasis and yogis can't resist them. Air Conditioners, sofas and carpets are not merely materials; they are also tools to project a social image and power. Even if Yogi Adityanath has the psychological strength to resist them, his aides and supporters can break his will. On the face of it, material possessions and comforts may appear normal. Deep down, they may destroy the happiness and peace, if one is not mindful.
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                    Critical
                    May 16, 2017 at 12:16 am
                    Absolutely wrong and disgraceful. He may as well not gone.
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                      Ram
                      May 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm
                      So prest ti tutes and anti-nationals after thorough research and planning came out this trash against Yogiji to denigrate him? He is the guy who has no AC/sofa in his Gorkhapur office as an MP for last 20 years. He drinks water from bore-wells on roads like common man. Gets up at 3AM and sleeps only for 2-3 hours /day. Even if AC/sofa provided by local administration/hosts as temporary rentals were taken away, they were not any donation to the family. In fact Yogi govt is teh first one where a CM immediately visits hero's family and hands over govt. compensation personally. Compare this with Bihar CM Nitesh cavalcade making the funeral procession of a slain martyr wait roadside for VIP CM pas through. This is Nitesh not any Akileah, Maya, Momota or Kejirwal type low lives. Look what media cr00ks trying to do to a honest man., This is how they fight Yogi? Haven't they learnt anything from Modi rise due to such false accusations?
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                        Babu
                        May 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm
                        Ram-ji I immediately knew that since the media had no trash to throw on shri Jogiji, then why not create one. It is sickening how pseudo and some media watch like evil rabid animals to pounce upon the slightest excuse and give it a HEAD-LINE when it relates to RSS/BJP/Modiji/Yogiji
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                          Rajesh Madav
                          May 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm
                          can you just shut up
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                          Joydeep
                          May 16, 2017 at 1:50 am
                          Ram ji Prem Sagar the BSF jawan gave the ultimate sacrifice with his life fighting the stani forces. The local administration could atleast save the family from this hassle of fixing AC and sofa and then removing it at the least or could atleast let it remain there as a token of gra ude by the local administration. See he gave his life protecting ours and the people living in the comfort of AC and sofa (read Sri Yogiji and local Administrative officers).
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                            Ram
                            May 16, 2017 at 2:46 am
                            I don't think that is how government work Sir, omly handing out things! There are established norms, and accordingly they gave Rs. 6 lack compensation and CM Yogiji personally came to see the family. Looks like local babus erred in even putting such facility to start with, which I am sure Yogi even noticed looking at his monk life of Naths. Media frustrated by Modi/Yogi rise and removal of many VIP facilities and perks to media are upset and try to hit Yogi/Modi where they really are making big changes! Like demonetization misleading, this will not touch Yogi as even if the reporting is totally true it cant be ascribed to him. People now a days read/see everything and are also aware of biased journoes with agenda.
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                            kamal
                            May 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm
                            MODI,MODI,MODI,MODI.....YOGI YOGI YOGI YOGI............I think all the chamchas and karchha and belcha should be very very happy now.
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                            Lathor Honey Singh
                            May 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm
                            Just look at the luxury he is having at common people's expense. Shame !!!
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                              Lathor Honey Singh
                              May 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm
                              Sad very sad!!! Insult to the common people of India. It is Like politician bann a toh kya God ho e??? Hate such people
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                                Lathor Honey Singh
                                May 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm
                                Holy !!!! Such dishonour. These politicians will never change. All same.
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                                  Mahipati
                                  May 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm
                                  Yogi can not manage without AC for half an hour.congress was much better
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                                    MS
                                    May 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm
                                    This is simply cheating with public which is the main business of Modi bjp. In all the matter, bjp has become like a cheater and continuously lying. All these things are happening after Modi came in power. Its heard that people will beat bjp Dalal Media everywhere as fad up with their lying. In Gujarat bjp is losing and condition is very very bad. Modi is not accepted by ppl but winning just by tempering EVM esle bjp cant win at any place including Gujarat. If used EVM VVPAT Ballet Paper and counting same day then in Gujarat Modi-Amit-Yogi etc all together cant get even 15 seats...
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                                      Namit
                                      May 15, 2017 at 10:19 pm
                                      In your dreams
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                                      Parth Garg
                                      May 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm
                                      A coward uming a Muslim name Jamal(gota) is a paid lackey, a lumpen troll on roll of hate mongers.
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                                        Rakesh
                                        May 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm
                                        Abdul jamal... What a name he choose for himself... A traitor will always a traitor...
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                                          Ram
                                          May 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm
                                          "Rakesh" it is wrong to tar all with muslim names as traitors. Even Dr. Kalam was a msulim. There are many nationalist muslims who love India and Indian culture. Recently a brave kashmiri muslim gave his life to mother India. Dont ume that muslims can never become nationalists and speak truth! That is congress-comi line, praising Osamaji to please muslims uming all muslims like it! Come out of Diggy-kejri type mindset!
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                                          arc
                                          May 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm
                                          @Abdul jamal. Go eat some gaumeat curry prepared by your guru Moron Bhagwat of R-ASSES and friend Vomit Shah. You are as fake as Narendra Modi's college certificates.
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                                            Rasik
                                            May 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm
                                            Who is Abdul jamal.why he talking about christian now?so his wrong name..and need to divert mail issues
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                                              ABDUL Jamal
                                              May 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm
                                              I was also angry when I read the headline and the first paragraph. I am now amazed at the press- utes who have sold their soul and their country to the white supremacist chistian church who will slave the brown people. As you read the news you realize Yogiji is the CM who visited the martyr and gave a check and thanking the life sacrificed by the great soldier. Instead the news media twisted and showed the garbage news first. Now tell me who is sold? Media is controlled by the white supremacist Christian church. Sagar was one of the two soldiers killed in an attack by stan. 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
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                                                dhruv
                                                May 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm
                                                Dude how much money BJP it cell is paying you? Working hard, as it seems!
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                                                  Rakesh
                                                  May 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm
                                                  He has not given from his own pocket, Its government money...which he gave to come in news...he would not hive a single pie from his pocket.. And we are talking about his at ude that he cant stay half an hour without ac...
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                                                    Ram
                                                    May 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm
                                                    Precisly, Governmnet rented AC/Sofa by local administration has to be returned not donated omly! Don't blame Yogi for some local babu's ideas/hosting plans. By the way Yogi is Z protected thanks to the activity of j!hadi-left-award wapsi conspiracies! Just leave local arrangements to local administration and see what Yogi is doing as CM.
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                                                    kamal
                                                    May 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm
                                                    ABDUL BHI AAP HO , JAMAL BHI AAPP HO . MODI BHI AAP HO, YOGI BHI AAP HI HO ...BHAGWAN AAP KE KITNE NAAM HAIN?
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                                                    ABDUL Jamal
                                                    May 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm
                                                    I am now amazed at the press- utes who have sold their soul and their country to the white supremacist chistian church who will slave the brown people. As you read the news you realize Yogiji is the CM who visited the martyr and gave a check and thanking the life sacrificed by the great soldier. Instead the news media twisted and showed the garbage news first. Now tell me who is sold? Media is controlled by the white supremacist Christian church. Sagar was one of the two soldiers killed in an attack by ppaakistan. 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
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