Why is Congress high command silent?: Mayawati on Dalit man’s death in Rajasthan

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday asked why the Congress high command was silent on the lynching of a Dalit man in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh and questioned the working style of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Mayawati asked on Twitter whether the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Chhattisgarh would visit Hanumangarh to pay compensation to the Dalit victim’s family. “The incident of lynching of a Dalit in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan is sad and condemnable, but why is the Congress high command silent on this issue? Will the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Punjab go there and give 50 lakhs each? BSP needs answers, otherwise stop shedding crocodile tears in the name of Dalits.

In a subsequent tweet, on the issue of Lakhimpur Kheri incident, he demanded Resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son is an accused in the case. Also, in the heinous Lakhimpur Kheri case, the name of the Union Minister’s son comes in the headlines, raising many questions on the working style of the BJP government. In such a situation, the BJP itself should ask its minister to resign. Only then can some justice be expected for the aggrieved farmers. This is the demand of BSP,” tweeted the BSP leader.

Earlier on Thursday, a person was beaten to death in Rohi Prempura village of Hanumangarh district of the state. The deceased has been identified as Jagdish Meghwal.

According to the police complaint, the father of the deceased, Banwarilal Jagdish Meghwal had left Suratgarh at around 1.30 pm. He alleged that four people Vinod, Mukesh, Lalchand alias Rameshwar, Sikandar and Dilip Rajput, residents of Prempura, arrived on two motorcycles carrying Jagdish and threw him in front of his house.

“His father said that when he went to see him, he found his son lying on the ground and not breathing,” Singh said.

DSP Ranveer Singh said, “Banwarilal said that he suspected that his son was kidnapped while he was returning home and the accused had stabbed him to death.”

Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra, who was arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Saturday night, has been sent to judicial custody, according to his lawyer.

Ashish Mishra was arrested on Saturday after 12 hours of questioning by the Crime Branch of Uttar Pradesh Police in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. 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. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3. The two accused, identified as Lavkush and Ashish Pandey, were earlier arrested in connection with the incident.

By Naveen Bharat Staff


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