New Delhi/Lucknow: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi-led government was trying to shield the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and sought the sacking of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ after the SIT filed a charge sheet in the case. demanded.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Monday filed a charge sheet against 14 accused, including Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in this violence.
The charge sheet, filed by the SIT in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court on Monday, states that Union Minister of State for Home Ashish Mishra ‘Monu’ was present at the spot and the probe agency held him responsible for the incident. Is. The SIT has made Ashish Mishra the main accused.
The whole country has seen the truth of the 5000-page chargesheet in the form of a video, yet the Modi government is trying to save the accused.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 3, 2022
Demanding the sacking of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, he tweeted, ‘The truth of the 5,000-page chargesheet has been seen by the whole country in the form of a video. Yet the Modi government is engaged in saving the accused. India is a witness.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said “false apologies” and withdrawal of agricultural laws will not help cover up the anti-farmer mentality of the Modi government.
Even electoral steps like false amnesty and withdrawal of law cannot cover Modi ji’s anti-farmer thinking.
They are in the position of protector, but stand with the eater.
In the chargesheet of Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case, the son of the Union Minister of State for Home is the main accused in the incident of crushing of farmers…1/2
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) January 3, 2022
He tweeted, ‘He is in the position of protector, but stands with the eater. In the chargesheet of the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case, the son of the Union Minister of State for Home is the main accused in the incident of crushing of farmers. But due to the patronage of Narendra Modi, Minister Ajay Mishra Teni did not even come under the scrutiny of the investigation and he remains in his post.
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu raised the question of how much more evidence is needed to sack the Union Minister of State for Home.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also said that today every supporter-worker of BJP is ashamed and afraid of social boycott.
Lallu, in a conversation with reporters at the State Congress Headquarters in Lucknow on Monday, demanded the sacking of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ citing the SIT’s charge sheet.
Lallu questioned that now what more evidence is needed to sack Ajay Mishra. Seeking the immediate sacking of the minister, the Congress leader said that his (Ajay Mishra) relative Virendra Kumar Shukla has been named by the police for the crime of destruction of evidence.
He alleged that such a big incident would not have been possible without Mishra’s signal. He asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah whether his binoculars are no longer able to see criminals and crimes in Uttar Pradesh.
It is noteworthy that in the month of December last, Amit Shah had praised the law and order of Yogi Adityanath government and said, ‘Before 2017 my blood used to boil after seeing the poor law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. During the earlier government, girls could not come out. There used to be two-three ‘Bahubali’ in every district, but today if I search with binoculars, I do not see any ‘Bahubali’ anywhere.
Lallu claimed that the people of this state will never forget the massacre of farmers and will not forgive the BJP government and they will teach a lesson to the BJP government in the coming assembly elections.
The 5000 page chargesheet in the Lakhimpur farmer murder case is actually a black box of the double engine government of the BJP. Today every supporter-worker of BJP is embarrassed and scared of social boycott.
Those who can kill the giver of life, what will they leave to anyone else? #BJP_finished
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) January 3, 2022
SP chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “The 5000-page chargesheet in the Lakhimpur farmer murder case is actually a black box of the BJP’s double engine government. Today every supporter-worker of BJP is embarrassed and scared of social boycott. Those who can kill the food giver of life, what will they leave to anyone else.’
Earlier, Yadav had appealed to remember the ‘martyrdom of farmers’ and remind people of the brutality of the BJP in the episode of ‘Lakhimpur Kisan Memorial Day’, which is celebrated on the 3rd of every month.
It is known that on October 3, 2021, in protest against Lakhimpur Kheri MP and Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’, the agitated farmers there in a function organized in his (Teni) native village of Banbirpur to know about the death of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. was opposed to.
During this, a convoy of three SUVs, including a Mahindra Thor belonging to Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, rammed the farmers protesting at Tikunia crossing in Tikunia in the district, killing four farmers and a journalist and about half. Dozens of people were injured.
There are many serious allegations against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and a dozen of his associates, like crushing four farmers with a Thar jeep and firing at them.
In the forensic investigation report, the main accused Ashish Mishra has been confirmed to have fired with a rifle and two other weapons.
Gurvinder Singh (22 years), Daljit Singh (35 years), Nakshatra Singh and Lovepreet Singh, besides journalist Raman Kashyap were among the dead farmers after being crushed by the vehicle.
October 3, 2021 Three people, including two BJP workers, were lynched by a mob after a group of protesting farmers were crushed by an SUV convoy.
They were identified as BJP workers – Shubham Mishra (26 years) and Shyam Sundar (40 years) and Hariom Mishra (35 years), the driver of the SUV of the Union Minister of State.
Two FIRs were registered in this regard at Tikunia police station.
The first FIR was lodged by a farmer Jagjit Singh in the death of four farmers and a journalist, in which he had accused Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home and 15 to 20 others.
The second FIR was registered in connection with the death of two BJP workers and a driver during violence after BJP worker Sumit Jaiswal rammed farmers with a vehicle, in which he had accused unidentified persons. After this SIT was formed to investigate the matter.
(with input from news agency language)
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