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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Congress leaders hold silent protest, SKM demands MoS Ajay Mishra's resignation

Congress across states observed 'maun vrat' demanding sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Congress leaders hold silent protest, SKM demands MoS Ajay Mishra's resignation-dnm
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Lucknow, First Published Oct 11, 2021, 4:33 PM IST
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders observed 'maun vrat' at Gandhi statue at GPO, Lucknow, demanding dismissal of Union Minister for State (Home) Ajay Kumar Mishra whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

Congress across states observed 'maun vrat' demanding sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra.

Congress leaders led by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram held a silent protest in Goa on Monday against the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.

Delhi Congress leaders and workers sat on a 'maun vrat' near the lieutenant governor's office and Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar and former Union ministers Ashwini Kumar and Krishna Tirath were among those who attended the protest.

Also read: Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra remanded to 14-day judicial custody

Meanwhile, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of  farm unions on Sunday "warned" the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government that its deadline to sack and arrest Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ends on October 11 failing which it will start phase-wise protests against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Earlier this week, the SKM had issued an ultimatum, asking the government to act against MoS Home Ajay Mishra by October 11 failing which they would start a phase-wise programme to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh has summoned Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni to Lucknow. Mishra has been asked to meet Singh by Monday evening. Mishra has, so far, avoided meeting chief minister Yogi Adityanath and party state president Swatantra Dev Singh, after the October 3 incident.

Security has been beefed up outside Sessions Court in Lakhimpur Kheri where MoS (Home) Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish, an accused in the violence case, has been produced by police today.

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