Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Samyukta Kisan Morcha asks President Kovind to sack Minister Ajay Mishra

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Samyukta Kisan Morcha asks President Kovind to sack Minister Ajay Mishra

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NEW DELHI, 4 OCT: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding that Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni be sacked in connection with the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.

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Earlier, farmers had submitted a complaint against Mr Teni and his son Ashish Mishra Teni at Tikunia over Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Chaurasiya said, “I have received a memorandum (from farmers), demanding dismissal of MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni, registration of FIR based on their complaint, ex gratia payment to kin of the victim and government jobs to the family member of the deceased and judicial probe into the incident.”

Eight people were killed on Sunday as violence erupted during a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of a visit by UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

“Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni should be immediately dismissed from his post, and a case should be filed against him for inciting violence and spreading communal hatred. The Union minister’s son, Ashish Mishra “Monu”, and his fellow goons should be immediately booked under IPC section 302 (murder) and arrested immediately,” the letter read.

The umbrella body of farmer unions also demanded an investigation of the incident by an SIT under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

It also demanded the sacking of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his alleged remarks against farmers.

On Sunday, Khattar talked about “tit for tat” during a meeting of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha in Chandigarh when he told the gathering to form groups of 500 to 1,000 and be prepared to even go to jail.

“Expressing solidarity with bereaved families of farmers, I’m leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri to be with my brothers and sisters in this hour of grief. I’ve also sought permission from the Uttar Pradesh government to allow landing or taking off of chopper at the site,” says Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit S Channi.

The Communist Party of India (CPI) has demanded a high-level probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, adequate compensation for families of victims and the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Meanwhile, the government will give Rs 45 lakh and a government job to the families of four farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri, said additional director general of police in Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kumar

“The injured will be given Rs 10 lakhs. FIR will be registered based on farmers’ complaint. Retired high court judge will probe the matter: Additional director general of police,” he said.

RSS-linked farmers’ organisation Bharatiya Kisan Sangh has claimed that the Lakhimpur Kheri violence was carried out using ”leftist methods” and that farmers were not involved in it.

“Lakhimpur Kheri violence carried out using ”leftist methods” and people were mercilessly beaten to death, something farmers cannot do,” BKS said

Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, has refuted accusations that he was part of the convoy that allegedly ran over farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday, triggering the violence that left eight people dead.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the BJP while condemning the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed yesterday.

The CPI-M on Monday slammed the BJP and the Centre, saying they have “no business to not allow” political leaders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri where violent clashes left four farmers dead. Opposition parties have alleged that their leaders are not being allowed to meet the families of the victims.

“The BJP and Modi government have no business to not allow political parties to reach victims of the barbarism inflicted on farmers yesterday. Strongly condemn this draconian throttling of democracy,” CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet.

“The sacrifice of our brave and determined farmers will not be allowed to go in vain. Our respects to those who have paid with their lives,” he added.

Tags: #LakhimpurKheriViolence #FarmersProtest #MamataBanerjee #AjayMishra #Lakhimpur

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