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Lakhimpur Violence: Congress Delegation Meets President, Rahul Gandhi Demands Sacking Mishra as MoS Home

A Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi met with President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

“Farmers want justice. Before Lakhimpur Kheri incident, MoS Ajay Misra had threatened farmers. We have demanded that Ajay Misra be removed and enquiry be conducted by two sitting judges of the Supreme Court,” said Rahul Gandhi after the meeting.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, part of the Congress delegation that met with the President, said they want justice for farmers and the journalist killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi alleged on Monday that the BJP is obstructing the process of justice by not dismissing Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son has been arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. He alleged that the central government neither cares about farmers nor the BJP workers killed in the violence on October 3.

A silent protest was held on Monday in various parts of the country by Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi who was in Lucknow, demanding the dismissal of the Union minister. “this minister, the BJP is obstructing the process of justice. The central government neither cares about farmers nor about the BJP workers who have been killed,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi while demanding justice for the farmers.

He also used the hashtag ‘#KisanKoNyayDo with his tweet. Gandhi and his Congress party have been demanding the sacking of Mishra, whose son Ashish is named in the FIR related to mowing down of four farmers in Lakhimpur.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday got a three-day remand of Ashish, who was arrested on Saturday night after around 12 hours of questioning. Two BJP workers, a driver and a journalist were also killed in the violence.

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Source: News18