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Man Who ‘Married’ Bareilly BJP MLA’s Daughter Was Engaged to Another Woman, Claims Her Family

The lawmaker's daughter's husband was allegedly engaged to another woman from Bhopal, but the engagement was called off after the groom's side demanded excessive dowry.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:July 12, 2019, 11:10 PM IST
Man Who ‘Married’ Bareilly BJP MLA’s Daughter Was Engaged to Another Woman, Claims Her Family
A screen grab of the video put out by BJP MLA's daughter.

Lucknow: The love story of the daughter of Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Pappu Bhartaul who earlier alleged a threat to her life from her father after marrying a Dalit man, has taken a new twist. A family from Bhopal has now claimed that their daughter had been engaged to Sakshi Mishra’s ‘husband’, Ajitesh.

According to the family, Ajitesh was engaged to their daughter a few months ago, but the engagement was called off after the groom's side demanded excessive dowry. The family has also provided pictures of the engagement ceremony to corroborate their claim.

Meanwhile, the BJP lawmaker has asked media and people not to engage him or his wife with the matter, threatening to otherwise commit suicide. In a debate on a television channel, Mishra reportedly said, “My wife is upset with the news going on in television and newspapers, she has fallen ill and is not taking her medicines."

The politician said he knows that Ajitesh is already engaged to someone.

Sakshi, on the other hand, has claimed that she had been living under a lot of restrictions and was not allowed to move freely out of their house. Sakshi also alleged that she was not allowed to pursue her studies.

The 23-year-old on Wednesday had uploaded a video on social media confirming her marriage to Ajitesh, 29, last week. The duo have sought police protection from the Allahabad High Court.

In another video, Sakshi alleged a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate and urged the Bareilly senior superintendent of police to provide security. She also warned that if anything happens to her or her husband, she would ensure her father is put behind bars.

Interestingly, the priest of the temple mentioned in the marriage certificate produced by the couple denied issuing any such document, claiming it is not authentic. The priest also said that he would lodge a formal complaint in this regard.

Meanwhile, Mishra on Thursday clarified that his daughter is an adult and free to marry the person of her choice. Mishra, who represents Bithari Chainpur constituency in Bareilly, said he has not issued any threats and his daughter is free to take her life decisions on her won.

“The stories being run by the media are incorrect. My daughter is an adult and she is free to take her life decisions. No one from our family has issued any kind of threat. We are busy with the membership drive of the party. I wish her happiness wherever she is,” the BJP lawmaker had said.

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