Kusuma Tiwari, mother of the slain leader of Hindu Samaj Party Kamlesh Tiwari said she was not happy after meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath because he “did not look serious and concerned” about their plight and his reaction was not “sympathetic”.
The family of Kamlesh Tiwari, who was killed two days ago at his residence, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Tiwari’s mother, wife and three sons met the Chief Minister at his official residence of 5, Kalidas Marg, and stayed there for over 30 minutes.
“We were forced to go to Lucknow and meet the Chief Minister. The local administration was after us saying CM wants to meet us. As per Hindu rituals, the bereaved family does not move out of the house before ‘tehravi’. Yet we were forced to go there,” Kusuma Tiwari told reporters in Sitapur on Sunday.
She said if the family does not get justice, she will raise talwar (sword) against the government.
“I wanted to ask Yogi ji why my son’s security was scaled down. But I was not allowed to ask this question,” she said.
In a video that surfaced online on Saturday, Kamlesh Tiwari is seen castigating the “RSS-BJP people” and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for “withdrawing” his security.
Sources say Chief Minister had assured the family of all help and assured that police is doing its job and the guilty will not be spared.
Tiwari's mother said, "I told the chief minister I want justice for my son and strict punishment should be given to the killers. We have been assured but the words sounded hollow.”
An officer privy to the meeting told NH that the family demanded a government job for Tiwari's son, security to the family and an arms licence to them for security purpose. They also demanded that Khurshid Bagh should be renamed as Kamlesh Park and a statue should be installed at the park.
Speaking to reporters after meeting the chief minister, the slain leader's wife Kiran said, "Yogi Adityanath has assured every possible action in the matter. We feel satisfied after meeting him. Our demand is that the killers should be given capital punishment."
Hindu Samaj Party chief Tiwari, 45, earlier associated with a faction of the Hindu Mahasabha, was killed at his home in Khurshid Bagh in Lucknow on Friday.