Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Union minister Smriti Irani visited Amethi's Barolia village on Saturday to meet family members of BJP worker Surendra Singh, who was killed recently. Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had adopted Barolia in 2015 as a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant: I had come to work in Amethi in 2014 too as a worker, I had worked with Surendra Singh (former village head of Barauli, who was shot dead last month) for 20-22 days, I knew him very well. pic.twitter.com/l2H9gLnZAD— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 22, 2019
Union Minister Smriti Irani and Goa CM Pramod Sawant meet people at the villages in Amethi that were adopted by late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. They will also meet the family of Surendra Singh, former village head of Barauli, who was shot dead last month. pic.twitter.com/aX0twXua69— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 22, 2019
"We are saddened at the death of Singh. He was a devoted party worker and the party stands with his family," Sawant told reporters after meeting the family. "Manohar Parrikar had adopted this village. If UP government wants, we will work on education, health, roads, water and other problems in this village in his (Parrikar's) memory," the Goa Chief Minister said.
Former village head Surendra Singh was killed on May 25. Sawant was accompanied by Irani, who is on her first planned visit to her constituency after defeating Congress President Rahul Gandhi.