Congress leaders led by means of birthday party common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra staged a silent protest right here on Monday not easy the dismissal of Union minister Ajay Mishra in reference to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The minister’s son Ashish was once arrested on Saturday by means of the Uttar Pradesh Police in reference to the October 3 violence during which 8 other folks, together with 4 farmers, had been killed. LIVE Updates: Union Minister’s Son Ashish Mishra Despatched to 3-day Police Remand
He was once produced prior to a court docket past due on Saturday night time, which despatched him to 14-day judicial custody. Congressmen sat on a ‘maun vrat’ in entrance of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, not easy the dismissal of the Union minister, a birthday party spokesperson stated. Congress employees and leaders, together with state president Ajay Kumar Lallu, Legislature Celebration chief Aradhana Mishra, chief within the Legislative Council Dipak Singh amongst others converged on the GPO park right here and had been later had been joined by means of Priyanka Gandhi, the spokesperson stated.
The birthday party has demanded dismissal of the minister for making sure a loose and truthful investigation within the case. Addressing a rally in Varanasi on Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi had stated, “Congress employees don’t worry someone despite the fact that you set them in jails or beat them up. We will be able to proceed to battle until the Union minister resigns. Our birthday party has fought for the rustic’s Independence. Nobody can silence us.”
UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh, alternatively, stated the regulation will take its personal direction and is probably not influenced by means of any roughly force. Singh stated if the Congress leaders need to take a seat on a ‘maun vrat’ or cling protests, it’s their democratic proper.
In an obvious jibe at Manmohan Singh, the UP govt spokesperson stated a first-rate minister have been on ‘maun vrat’ for 10 years. Why had been protests now not held in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh the place atrocities had been allegedly being dedicated in opposition to Dalits and farmers, Singh requested.