Lakhimpur Kheri violence: BJP government hides crime committed by its leaders, says Akhilesh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party Chairman Akhilesh Yadav said on Friday that sending a summons to the son of Household Union Minister of State Ajay Kumar Mishra for questioning in the Lakhimpur Kheri case is just a formality and insisted that he must resign to an impartial investigation of the incident.
“Sending a summons to the minister’s son (Ashish Mishra) is a formality. The government has woken up after the intervention of the Supreme Court. The minister must resign,” Yadav said while speaking to journalists outside his Lucknow residence earlier. to leave for Bahraich to meet. families of two farmers, who died in the violence.
“Otherwise, the officer who will interrogate him will first have to greet him and then interrogate him. Before leaving, the officer will have to greet him again for his position,” added the former head of the UP.
Ashish Mishra, who was asked to appear before the police at 10 a.m. Friday in connection with the violence did not arrive at police lines until 10:30 a.m., sources said.
When asked about reports that the minister’s son had fled to Nepal, Yadav said he had no information about it. “If this is true, the Center should step in and have the accused arrested in Nepal,” he said.
The head of the SP alleged that the BJP government hides the crime committed by its leaders and receives them with “bouquets” in his party. “The videos and other evidence coming along with the eyewitness accounts suggest that the minister’s son was behind running over the farmers. This ‘damdaar’ (strong) government, as it claims in its advertisements, is only for the ‘taakatwar’ (strong men), “he said attacking the government of Yogi Adityanath.
He said that if SP seizes power in the next assembly elections, his government will help farmers with “millions of rupees”. The state government did not have 2 million rupees to give to the families of the deceased farmers, he added.
Yadav visited Lakhimpur Kheri on Thursday and met with relatives of two farmers and a journalist, who had died in the violence.
On October 3, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri, four of them farmers, who were allegedly run over by vehicles driven by BJP workers who were traveling to welcome Senior Deputy Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area. The other four were two BJP workers, a MoS Mishra host, and a journalist working for a private television channel.
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