Surendra Singh's murder should not be politicised, says Pramod Tiwari

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Monday said that the murder of Surendra Singh, ex-pradhan of Amethi and Smriti Irani's close aide should not be politicised and the killers should be arrested as soon as possible. Speaking to ANI, Tiwari said, "The murder of BJP worker Surendra Singh in Amethi is a very sad and unfortunate incident. It should not be equated with politics as the person who died had visited a stage of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress before. He had also welcomed Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi before." Everyone has the right to pay homage to the deceased but the politicisation of the issue should be avoided, said Tiwari citing BJP leader Smriti Irani's visit to Amethi where she participated in the funeral procession of Singh to pay her tributes. Surendra Singh was shot dead by unidentified assailants when he was sleeping in the verandah of his house at around 3 am on Sunday. He was rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow where he succumbed to injuries.