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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Union MoS Ajay Misra Claims ‘My Son Wasn’t Present’

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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for House Ajay Misra on Sunday claimed that his son was not current on the spot after the farmer leaders alleged that his son was in one of many SUVs which allegedly ran over the protesters in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. He added that some miscreants from the agitating farmers pelted stones on the automobile, which led to the incident.

The clarification comes as violence broke out after two SUVs allegedly ran over a bunch of anti-farm legislation protesters who have been demonstrating in opposition to the go to of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at Tikonia-Banbirpur highway on Sunday.

Further Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh knowledgeable that eight individuals have up to now died within the incident, ANI reported.

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“My son wasn’t current on the spot. There have been miscreants, who attacked the employees with sticks and swords. If my son would have been there, he would not have come out alive,” Misra informed ANI in a telephonic dialog.

“They’ve killed individuals and broken and set the automobiles on hearth. We now have video proof,” he added.

The Union Minister of State for House stated “our employees got here to obtain us amid farmers’ protest” throughout Lakhimpur Kheri go to.

“Some miscreants from the agitating farmers began stone pelting on the automobile and injured our driver,” he added.

Misra additional stated “three of our employees and a driver have been killed”, including the “automobiles have been set on hearth in Lakhimpur Kheri”.

“As a result of this, our automobile received imbalanced and two individuals died coming beneath it. After this, our three employees have been killed and automobiles have been set on hearth,” Misra stated.

“We’re going to get the FIR registered. We now have video (proof). A case beneath Part 302 to be registered in opposition to these concerned and motion can be taken,” he added.

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UP CM Adityanath Phrases Incident As ‘Unlucky’

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has termed the violence as “unhappy and unlucky”.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister took to Twitter and wrote: “The incident in Lakhimpur Kheri district could be very unhappy and unlucky. UP Govt will go to the underside of the case and expose the weather concerned within the incident and take strict motion in opposition to the culprits”.

He appealed to the individuals to not be misled and urged them to contribute in the direction of sustaining peace and order on the spot. “Look forward to the investigation and motion earlier than arriving at any conclusion,” he wrote in one other tweet.

Farmer Leaders Demand Motion

The farmer leaders Yogendra Yadav and Darshan Pal Singh on Sunday demanded that Union Minister of State for House and Khiri MP Ajay Misra be instantly dismissed from his put up.

“A case beneath Part 302 (punishment for homicide) of the IPC needs to be registered in opposition to the minister’s son and different goons,” they stated at a digital press convention.

Additionally they demanded a probe into the incident by a sitting decide of the Supreme Court docket and never by the Uttar Pradesh administration.

“To precise our agitation in opposition to Sunday’s incident, the SKM requires a protest outdoors the workplaces of district magistrates and divisional commissioners throughout the nation between 10 am and 1 pm,” Singh stated, PTI reported.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united discussion board of farmer unions protesting the three farm legal guidelines, and the Bharatiya Kisan Union requested the farmers to assemble in Lakhimpur Kheri put up the incident.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha claimed that one of many three farmers was shot lifeless by the Union Minister’s son, whereas the others have been allegedly run over by automobiles in Lakhimpur Kheri.

In the meantime, as opposition events and farmers’ organsiations nook the federal government over the difficulty, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Congress Common Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will go to the realm on Monday.

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