New Delhi: Senior BJP leader, Uma Bharti, requested Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, to allow politicians and media to meet the family members of the Dalit woman who was gangraped in Hathras by four upper caste men and died in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital later on.
“You must have known that I am admitted to the Corona ward of AIIMS after I was found COVID-19 positive. Today is my 7th day here. I have not been able to meet anyone. I was not present at the hearing of special CBI court on Babri Masjid case. I have not spoken to anyone on telephone as well. But I have been following television news”, Bharti tweeted.
१)आदरणीय @myogiadityanath जी आपको जानकारी होगी ही की मै कोरोना पॉज़िटिव पाने से AIIMS ऋषिकेश में कोरोना वार्ड में भरती हू ।
— Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) October 2, 2020
The long thread of tweets came as a reaction after a Trinamool deputation was stopped on Friday which was on their way to meet the victim’s family.
Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, were also not allowed to visit Hathras on Thursday. Not only that, Rahul Gandhi was manhandled, pushed to the ground and sustained hand injuries.
On Friday, the family members were also not allowed to talk to media.
Bharti said that the CM must be handling the situation appropriately.
“But the way police has locked the victim’s family offers various scope for debate and apprehension”, added the veteran BJP leader.
“The women belonged to a Dalit family. Police hurriedly conducted her last rites and now the family has been locked down. I don’t know of any rule that prohibits the family of a victim if SIT probe is going on. This will raise question over the SIT probe only”, her tweet read further.
“Your image as the CM is very clean. I would request you to allow media personnel and politicians, including those from the Opposition to meet the family” she wrote.
“I am senior to you in the party and I am also like your elder sister. I urge you to not dismiss my suggestions”.
“After I get released from here, I will definitely meet the family members”, added Bharti.