Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other Congress leadersa vow of silenceSilent protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh today demanding dismissal of Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who was arrested for crushing farmers.
Days after her theatrical performance with the UP government and her arrest on the way to Lakhimpur Kheri, Priyanka Gandhi sat on a three-hour protest in Lucknow.
Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra had met Home Minister Amit Shah last week, but sources later denied his resignation.
But on Saturday, following a rap by the Supreme Court, the UP police questioned and later arrested the minister’s son, who is accused of running a group of farmers who protested on October 3. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence. .
Both the minister and his son refused to be present on the spot. But the police said that Ashish Mishra was evasive in his answers and could not explain the shortcomings in his alibi.
A Congress spokesperson said the party is demanding that a powerful politician from Uttar Pradesh, Ajay Mishra, be removed for an independent and fair investigation in the matter.
UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that the law will take its own course and will not be affected by any kind of pressure.
If Congress leaders want to sit on a ”a vow of silence’‘ Or protest, it is their democratic right, the minister remarked, and targeted Manmohan Singh, one of the party’s top leaders.
The two-time former prime minister had been observing a ‘maun vrat’ for 10 years, Mr Singh insisted.
Addressing a rally in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi had said, “Congress workers are not afraid of anyone, even if you put them in jail or beat them up.” We will keep fighting till the Union Minister resigns. Our party has fought for the independence of the country. No one can silence us.