Now Hardoi BJP MLA defends Bareilly colleagues anger at daughter marrying Dalit

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 15:16 IST Hardoi BJP MLA Shyam Prakash has made controversial remarks on BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter marrying a Dalit boy.Shyam Prakash blamed Rajesh Mishra’s daughter and used casteist slurs in his post. He said, ” Whoever is praising the BJP MLA daughter’s marriage to a Dalit boy and blaming the father in TV debates will only understand it if their own sister, daughter marry outside their caste.”Shyam Prakash, however, later removed the derogatory casteist slur from his post.Shyam Prakash also attacked the Dalit boy in his post and said, “The boy’s actions have put a blot on the entire Dalit community.” Prakash urged the Dalit community to protest against it. Sakshi, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, whose viral video gripped the country this week, on Friday made an emotional appeal to her father with whom she spoke while sitting in the studios of Aaj Tak TV.Sakshi, in her viral video, had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit man. On Friday, Sakshi appeared on Aaj Tak TV and while in the studio, spoke to her father over call.”I had so many dreams and wanted to study. I used to tell my father to take me to work but he never took me seriously,” Sakshi said in a trembling voice. In an emotional message, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminate.Sakshi claimed that her father never let her step out of the house. “He [Sakshi’s father] had no clue what was happening with us. My brother and mother used to harass me when you were in the office,” Sakshi added.When called, BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that his family was being harassed. As Sakshi spoke with her father on Aaj Tak, she broke down and apologised to him. Rajesh Mishra said he wished she finds happiness in life but disconnected the call soon after.THE CASESakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their pAlso read: BJP MLA’s daughter, Dalit partner likely to marry in court next weekALSO WATCH| Please change your thinking: BJP MLA’s daughter’s emotional appeal to her fatherFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Now Hardoi BJP MLA defends Bareilly colleague’s anger at daughter marrying Dalit boyShyam Prakash, however, later removed the controversial word from his post.advertisement Nextlast_img