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Lakhimpur Violence: Priyanka demands Ajay Mishra’s resignation as Minister of State for Fire attends government function in Delhi

By ANI

Lucknow: Reiterating her demand for the removal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni from the Union Council of Ministers over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said that justice has not been done yet and she will do it. Keep fighting for it.

He told media persons, “Justice is a right in a democracy and justice has not been delivered yet. Every eyewitness has identified the son of the Minister of State for Home and said that he was involved in the case. The Union Minister must ensure a fair investigation.” need to resign.” Here.

“The affected families I met yesterday only demanded justice. Police force was used to stop the opposition leaders, but not to arrest the accused,” she said.

Congress delegation including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the families of the deceased farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district yesterday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Priyanka had said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was suppressing the voice of justice for farmers.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Varda and 11 others for “disturbing the peace” in the state.

On October 3, a total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmers’ unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, arrived with three vehicles when farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and landed on the farmers. And finally attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk too directly, tried to drive a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place.

MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants along with the protesting farmers pelted stones at the car, leading to an ‘unfortunate incident’.

Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra attended the program of Bureau of Police and Research and Development (BPR&D) on Thursday.

There was speculation that the minister, who has been facing political protests since Sunday after his son’s name cropped up in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people were killed, was held at the 7th National Conference of Jail Chiefs of all states. Those associated with BPR&D can leave the program. Union Territory.

BPR&D is an organization of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) working on research and development on police related subjects.

However, the minister had told ANI on Wednesday that he would attend the BPR&D event at his scheduled time.

Mishra had said, “I have an invitation and will attend the event at my scheduled time…”

Amid the ongoing developments following the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the minister attended his office in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) here yesterday and assured a “fair investigation” in the matter in which his son is an accused.

Reiterating that neither he nor his son was present at the spot at the time of Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Mishra said that he is “ready to appear before any investigative panel” and “by involving several investigative agencies”. The matter is being investigated from all possible angles”.

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Mishra had told ANI, “Neither me nor my son were present at the time of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Our car was diverted to another route. I am ready to appear before any inquiry panel.” “

The MoS further said that action will be taken against whoever is found guilty and “investigating agencies will investigate every conspiracy and get to the bottom of the incident”.

Mishra also clarified that the investigation will be conducted in a fair manner and the investigating agencies are working without any influence.

“It will be probed from all angles,” he said.

When asked about his name being mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR), Mishra said, “I know the process of law and I assure to follow due process like a common citizen.”

Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday registered a case of murder against Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State Ajay Mishra.

It is alleged that on October 3 (Sunday), Ashish rammed his car over the protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.

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