New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, said he would continue to raise his voice and keep on protesting till the time the government puts Union Minister of State Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni behind the jail for his alleged involvement in Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
“Till the time Ajay Mishra Teni is put behind the bars, we will continue to raise our voice. No matter if it takes 10-15 years. Without struggle and putting pressure, justice won’t be given to people,” Rahul told media today.
The Congress leader said Opposition wants to discuss in Parliament about SIT report stating that the killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh was a “planned conspiracy”. The report also clearly stated, “The incident was a deliberate act and not of negligence or callousness.”
“We want Union MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni to resign, but the government won’t let it happen. If we will put pressure, the Union Minister will have to step down. But there has been conspiracy.
Farmers have been killed and is being said that the minister was involved in the incident,” Rahul said.
He further said that the Prime Minister knows about the Union Minister who is in his cabinet but he is “silent” on the issue.
“On one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking forgiveness from the farmers and on the other hand he is not giving them compensation. He has given a cabinet berth to the person who is involved in the killings in Lakhimpur Kheri incident,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Rahul added his party wanted to raise the issue in Parliament but were not being allowed. “When I was in Lakhimpur Kheri, I promised people there that whatever it takes, we will put pressure on the government and provide justice to people,” he said.
On October 3, eight people, including four protesting farmers, died after being mowed down by an SUV allegedly belonging to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra. As per reports, Ajay Mishra met his son, Ashish, in jail on Tuesday night for 20 minutes.
first published:Dec. 15, 2021, 7:16 p.m.