Uttar Pradesh Legislative council chairman may face legal action for keeping two wives

Meera Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council chairman Ramesh Yadav, was arrested for killing their younger son Abhijeet.

Published: 25th October 2018 12:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2018 12:23 AM   |  A+A-


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LUCKNOW: Under fire from various political quarters over the murder of his son Abhijeet , UP Vidhan Parishad chairman Ramesh Yadav is faced with an intriguing situation where he has come on police radar for concealing the fact that he had two wives.

Abhijeet, the son from Yadav's second wife Meera, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lucknow on Sunday. While Meera has been sent to 14-day judicial custody for her alleged role in the murder, she has held Yadav responsible for the death of her son.

The Council chairman may also be questioned about the 'constitutional propriety' as the murder of his son and the subsequent twists and turns in the case exposed that fact that Yadav has two wives and he concealed it in his official capacity.

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Notably, under the Hindu Marriage Act, it is illegal to keep two wives and Yadav may face legal action on the issue.Meera has alleged that Yadav had been ignoring her and her two sons while pampering his first wife's family. She alleged that his apathy resulted in Abhijeet's death. Meera's allegations might lead the police to quiz Yadav.

"Meera's statement against her husband has further cornered Ramesh, facing the charge of abetting the crime," explained a senior MLC of the BJP, warning to raise the issue of constitutional propriety in the council and ask for Yadav's resignation.On the other, Two days after police arrested Meera Yadav for allegedly killing her younger son, Abhijeet Yadav (22), Ramesh Yadav said that he had full faith in UP Police. As per the local sources of Etah, the Council chairman told media persons that he was not aware of the entire truth but would cooperate with police in investigation.

When questioned, if he had met Meera Yadav in the recent past, Yadav claimed he had undergone a bypass surgery and was not keeping well. "Therefore, I did not get an opportunity to visit my home and talk to anyone. Let's wait for the police chargesheet. A clear picture will emerge soon," he said.


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