Smriti Irani's close aide killed in Amethi

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26 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead at his home

In a shocking event, a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani was shot dead at his residence in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

The deceased identified as 50-year-old Surendra Singh was attacked at his home in Baraulia village. He was rushed to a district hospital, where doctors referred him to Lucknow. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

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Singh accompanied Irani when she came for electioneering

Singh accompanied Irani when she came for electioneering

Singh, who was a former head of Baraulia village, used to accompany Irani whenever she was in the area for campaigning.

His village made it to news after Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused Irani of distributing shoes for insulting her brother Rahul Gandhi. Rahul had been representing Amethi in Lok Sabha since 2004.

Locals claimed Singh was involved in distributing footwear.

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Earlier, Singh thanked 'Didi' for bringing development to his village

A video emerged on social media in which Singh can be seen praising Irani and late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Calling Irani his "didi", Singh said his village was devoid of basic facilities earlier. He thanked Parrikar for building roads.

"I hope BJP gets a historic mandate in the next elections so that development in the area doesn't stop," Singh said.

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Police have taken a few suspects into custody

Speaking on the cold-blooded murder, Amethi's SP told ANI, "He was shot around 3 AM. We've taken a few suspects into custody. Investigation on. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute."

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After historic win, Irani said people of Amethi chose development

After historic win, Irani said people of Amethi chose development

Irani scripted history on Thursday after wresting power from Rahul. She defeated Rahul by a vote margin of over 55,000 votes.

After winning elections, Irani said the fight was essentially between a family and a "family-like" organization.

"The people of Amethi want development. They want their MP to work for them for five years and not sit comfortably after winning," she said.

Meanwhile, his son has "suspicions on some people"

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Who was Surendra Singh?

Asked 2019-05-26 10:16:40 by Abhinav Sengupta

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Surendra Singh was a former head of Baraulia village who was said to be close to Smriti Irani. He was shot dead at his home.

Has anyone been arrested?

Asked 2019-05-26 10:16:40 by Trisha Jhadav

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Yes. Amethi's SP said suspects have been arrested.

By how many votes did Smriti Irani defeat Rahul Gandhi in 2019?

Asked 2019-05-26 10:16:40 by Charvi Jain

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Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi by over 55,000 votes.

Since when was Rahul Gandhi representing Amethi in Lok Sabha?

Asked 2019-05-26 10:16:40 by Chirag Khan

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Rahul Gandhi represented Amethi in Lok Sabha since 2004, before he had to face defeat at hands of Smriti Irani.

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