Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Late MP Cong Leader’s Family Sits on Hunger Stir Demanding Arrest of BSP MLA Rambai Singh’s Husband

A group allegedly led by Govind Singh had attacked Devendra Chaurasia, who had recently defected to the Congress from the BSP, and his son. While Chaurasia died in the assault, his son was treated for grievous injuries.

Vivek Trivedi | News18

Updated:July 22, 2019, 7:42 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Late MP Cong Leader’s Family Sits on Hunger Stir Demanding Arrest of BSP MLA Rambai Singh’s Husband
Representative image.
Loading...

Bhopal: Family members of late Congress leader Devendra Chaurasia sat on a hunger strike in Damoh on Monday demanding immediate arrest of Govind Singh, husband of BSP MLA Rambai Singh. Govind is an accused in the murder of Chaurasia on March 15 and has been on the run for a while.

A group allegedly led by Govind had attacked Chaurasia, who had recently defected to the Congress from the BSP, and his son Somesh. While Chaurasia died in the assault, his son was treated for grievous injuries.

Recently, a controversy had erupted after Singh was seen in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly with his lawmaker wife with the BJP hitting out at the ruling Congress for going soft on BSP MLA’s husband.

Soon after, Govind released a video and urged the media to do its research before reporting on such sensitive issues. In the video, Singh sought a CBI probe into Chaurasia’s murder and said he was ready to be hanged if found guilty and promised that his wife would resign if his involvement was proved. He even claimed that Chaurasia’s brothers were behind his death and had falsely framed him in the case.

However, in a video posted on Facebook, Somesh said, “The MP government instead of sending the man responsible for my father’s death and injuring me, behind bars, is trying to shield him.”

“I am a witness to the assault by Govind Singh and his family members on me and my father on March 15 at Hatta town in Damoh,” he said, adding that the attack took place days after his father quit the BSP to join the grand old party. Govind was earlier named in Congress leader Rajendra Pathak’s murder in 1998 and is out on bail.

While Home Minister Bala Bachchan refused to comment on the issue, Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargav said, “How can a murder accused roam freely in the Assembly corridors at a time when the media’s movement has been restricted on the premises?” He, however, wasn’t clear whether his party would raise the issue in the ongoing Budget session.

The Kamal Nath-led Congress government with 114 seats is heavily dependent on the support of four independents, lone Samajwadi party MLA and two BSP MLAs, including Rambai Singh, who represents the Patharia seat in Damoh and had defeated former finance minister Jayant Malaiya in 2018.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Sohini Goswami
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results