New Delhi: The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding the dismissal of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni from the Union Council of Ministers and formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under his supervision. Supreme Court in the case of brutal killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.
In a letter to Kovind, the SKM, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, also said that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is “instigating violence while holding a constitutional post, should be sacked”.
“Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra Teni should be immediately sacked from his post and a case should be registered against him for inciting violence and spreading communal hatred and Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra “Monu” and his fellow goons should be immediately booked under 302. should be booked for (murder) and immediately arrested,” the letter reads.
The farmers’ union further said that the whole country is outraged by the incident of brutal murder of farmers in broad daylight by crushing them with vehicles in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday.
“Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra” Teni’s son and his goons carried out this deadly attack shamelessly which shows the deep conspiracy of Uttar Pradesh and Central Government.
It further said that Ajay Mishra had already made a reference to this attack by making inflammatory and derogatory speeches against the farmers.
“It is no coincidence that on the same day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is publicly inciting his party workers to lift sticks and indulge in violence against farmers,” the SKM alleged.
“It is clear from these incidents that these persons holding constitutional positions are using their positions for planned violence against “Annadata” who are peaceful agitations. This is an offense against the Constitution and the country, as per the laws of the land. said.
Uttar Pradesh Police said eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday.
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’.
Earlier on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar asked the state unit of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha to ‘raise sticks’ and use ‘tit for like’ method against the protesting farmers.