Bhopal, June 26: A BJP MLA on Tuesday broke down in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, alleging that she and her family were being harassed by the police at the behest of “a local minister” who wanted to take revenge and sought security.
According to the Indian Express report, during zero hour of the session, Neelam Abhay Mishra, who represents Simaria seat in Rewa district, stood up and broke down after a flurry of accusations against the police and “a local minister”. She mentioned Mining and Industry Minister Rajendra Shukla while talking to media outside.
“Under the influence of local minister, the police administration is harassing my husband and family members… Because I had raised the issue of illegal mining he is taking revenge,” she reportedly claimed in the Assembly.
Not only this, Mishra sat on a dharna in the House after it emerged that the police had detained her husband in Dewas.
On the related note, Speaker Sitasharan Sharma asked Home Minister Bhupendra Singh to reply to Mishra’s allegations. In his response, Singh announced that the MLA and her family would be given security.
However, Mishra was not consoled by Singh’s announcement and said that her family should not be hounded and implicated in false cases.
Refuting the allegations, the Minister said that he had never hurt anyone in his life and the MLA was preparing ground to switch loyalty to the Congress.
Shukla, further stated that the MLA was mentioning his name because it would get her publicity.
Later, the Minister said that police had recently booked Neelam’s husband Abhay Mishra and others for allegedly beating a police officer on duty and claimed that this could be the reason behind the lawmaker’s outburst.