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Rahul, Priyanka-Led Congress Delegation to Meet President Kovind Tomorrow, Seek Sacking of Ajay Mishra

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attends the ‘Antim Ardas’ of farmers who were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri, on October 12, 2021. (PTI Photo)

In a letter to President Ramnath Kovind, the Congress described the Lakhimpur Kheri incident as “massacre of farmers” and demanded that Ajay Mishra Teni be dropped from the Union Cabinet.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated:October 12, 2021, 15:36 IST

A Congress delegation led by senior leader Rahul Gandhi will be meeting President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at 11 am to demand the resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni whose son is accused of running over an SUV on farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

The Congress had requested the President of India to grant time for the delegation comprising Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with senior party leaders AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury and party general secretary KC Venugopal.

“The shocking incident of broad day massacre of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh has shaken the conscience of the entire nation. Even more tragic are the open warnings given by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra Teni and consequent trampling of farmers under a Thar Jeep owned by the Minister and his family”, the letter read.

Farmers, who were eye witnesses have openly stated that they were run over by vehicle being driven by the son of the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, the letter alleged.

Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, has been arrested and named in the FIR lodged by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the violence at Tikunia last Sunday (October 3) for allegedly mowing down farmers who were going to protest against Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to the Union Minister’s ancestral village for a function.

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