Amethi: An emotional Smriti Irani on Sunday lent a shoulder to the mortal remains of Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Barauli, Amethi, who was said to be one of her closest aides.
Singh was shot dead last night while he was asleep at his residence. He was rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow where he breathed his last.
People were heard shouting slogans of “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Jab tak suraj-chand rahega, Surendra chacha ka naam rahega” when Singh’s mortal remains were being taken for last rites. Irani was also present during Singh’s rituals.
Irani, visibly distraught on seeing Singh’s body, folded her hands to pay tributes to him. She later bent down to touch his feet.