Soch badlo papa: BJP MLA's daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TV
Sakshi, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, whose viral video gripped the country this week, on Friday made an emotional appeal to her father with whom she spoke while sitting in the studios of Aaj Tak TV.
Sakshi, in her viral video, had said she was being threatened by her father and "his men" because she had married a Dalit man. On Friday, Sakshi appeared on Aaj Tak TV and while in the studio, spoke to her dad over a call.
"I had so many dreams and wanted to study. I used to tell my father to take me to work but he never took me seriously," Sakshi said in a trembling voice. In an emotional message, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminate.
Sakshi claimed that her father never let her step out of the house. "He [Sakshi's father] had no clue what was happening with us. My brother and mother used to harass me when you were in the office," Sakshi added.
When called, BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that his family was being harassed. As Sakshi spoke with her father on Aaj Tak, she broke down and apologised to him. Rajesh Mishra said he wished she finds happiness in life, but disconnected the call soon after.
Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to "live a peaceful life" as a married couple.
The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.
Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.
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In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.
The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was "unhappy" with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.
The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in "their peaceful living as both petitioners were major and had entered into marriage with a free will".