Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman Ramesh Yadav’s nephew Mohit Yadav on Saturday allegedly assaulted policemen in Etah, reported Times Now. The channel posted a video in which Mohit can be seen slapping a policeman. Reacting to the incident, Ramesh Yadav told the channel that he is a ‘khota sikka’ in the family and added that police investigation will be done in the matter. Rajvir Singh who is the MP from Etah condemned the act while talking to the channel. However, FinancialExpress.com cannot verify the authenticity of the video.
Watch the incident here:
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Earlier in the day, Samajwadi leader and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav gave a shocking statement about martyrs. In a highly insensitive comment, he gave a political angle to the sacrifice of jawans who have lost their lives in recent events. While speaking to news agency ANI, Akhilesh said people have lost lives from almost every state but no one was martyred from Gujarat. “UP, Madhya Pradesh, Dakshin Bharat har jagah se shaheed hue hain, Gujarat ka koi jawan shaheed hua ho toh batao (Jawans from UP, Madhya Pradesh, South India and other parts of the country have lost their lives but tell me whether anyone has been martyred from Gujarat),” he was quoted saying by news agency ANI.
Here’s what Ramesh Yadav said about the incident:
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The party is having a tough time as it lost the state assembly elections earlier this year despite forming an alliance with Congress. Samajwadi Party managed to win just 47 seats which were considerably lower than 224 seats it won in 2012. Ahead of the elections, the party was also affected because of a dispute within the Yadav family as differences between Akhilesh and his father Mulayam and uncle Shivpal became public.