- On the killing of BJP workers, Rakesh Tikait said that he will not call it wrong
- He demanded immediate arrest of the culprits of “Lakhimpur massacre”.
- He also gave a week’s notice to the UP government to arrest Ashish Mishra.
The killing of two BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri – four farmers were crushed by a convoy that included an SUV owned by Union Minister Ajay Mishra – is “an actionable reaction”, and “we don’t feel wrong (Won’t call it wrong)”, leader Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday.
“The killing of two BJP workers after a convoy of four farmers’ cars in Lakhimpur Kheri is an action reaction. I do not hold those involved in the killings (of the crime) guilty,” Tikait told reporters in a press conference. Conference – attended by leaders of other farmers union in Delhi.
Tikait’s shocking and incendiary remarks came as farmers planned what they insisted would be a series of Peaceful protest against Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
Tikait on Thursday demanded “Immediate arrest of the culprits of Lakhimpur massacre“.
It was a day he described those people as “salty people”, tweeting, “The people who put people to death can’t be men…they are ‘soft’ people.”
Tikait gave UP government One week notice to arrest Ashish MishraWho is the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and named as an accused of murder in the FIR in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.
He did not serve the first summons yesterday citing ill health.
The fact that he has been summoned under section 160 (as a witness) of CrPC instead of section 41 (as an accused or suspect), especially by the Supreme Court yesterday The officers were questioned to deal with the matter.
Farmers’ unions have said they will march in Lakhimpur on Tuesday, and have planned to organize a ‘rail roko’ on October 18 and a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on October 26.
They have also demanded the sacking of Ajay Mishra and the arrest of Ashish Mishra.
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed on Sunday when an SUV owned by Ajay Mishra collided with a group of farmers who were protesting peacefully in Lakhimpur Kheri.
The farmers allege that Ashish Mishra was in the SUV.
Both Ashish and his father have denied all the allegations. Mr Mishra admitted to NB that the car belonged to his family, but added that neither he nor his son was in it at the time of the incident.