Lakhimpur Kheri: Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish. Meanwhile this is in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri during which at least eight people died on Sunday.
Also several farmer leaders, including BKU’s Rakesh Tikait and Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, had demanded an FIR . Meanwhile he wanted an FIR against MoS Mishra and his son . They are allegedly involvement in the violence that hit the district on Sunday. Tikait demanded his arrest .
Union Minister’s take
However, the Union Minister has refuted the allegations saying that his son was not present at the site. This was at the time of the incident. He said he had video evidence to back his claim.
Meanwhile hundreds of farmers will stage a protest at the district collectorate. In every district across the country on Monday against the violent clash in Lakhimpur Kheri in which at least eight people died on Sunday.
In view of the incident, Naresh Tikait called a panchayat. He is the national president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), in Sisauli village of Muzaffarnagar late-night during which they decided that a demonstration will be staged at the district collectorate on Monday.
“We will first meet the farmers and villagers and discuss the situation with them. The future course of action will be done on the basis of the discussion with the villagers and farmers. Their decision will prevail,” Tikait told reporters at Banbirpur village.
An atmosphere of tension prevails in the state since the incident. From farmer leaders to political leaders, everyone is making efforts to reach Lakhimpur Kheri.
The national spokesperson of the BKU, a non-political farmers’ union, had started from western UP on Sunday evening . He reached here early morning, with his associates blaming the delay on multiple police checks.
“En route to Lakhimpur, UP police stopped us at multiple stops. Somehow we have managed to reach here at Banbirpur village and Tikait ji will now be meeting the farmers here,” Dharmendra Malik said .
Priyanka Gandhi visits site
Meanwhile Priyanka Gandhi, accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda , had to take alternative routes to reach the Lakhimpur Kheri. This is as heavy security was present on the main roads amid tension in the violence-hit region.
“We are waiting outside the Banbirpur village. Ive been prevented by the police from entering. We have come here to meet the victims of the violence,” Congress national secretary Dheeraj Gurjar. He said this over the phone at 4.30 am.
Uttar Pradesh Police officials in Lucknow stopped Priyanka Gandhi’s convoy. Here the Congress general secretary had arrived on Sunday night. This was within a few hours of violence during the protest against anti-farm laws here.
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