Sack the Union Minister whose son is accused of mowing down protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh, a Rahul Gandhi-led Congress delegation urged President Ram Nath Kovind, who, in turn, has said he will speak to the government over the issue.
Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly running over protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district on October 3. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the incident.
The Congress is pressing for dismissal of the Union Minister for a fair probe in the matter, which they say is also the demand of the farmer families who lost their loved ones.
“Two sitting Supreme Court judges should probe Lakhimpur incident, those who committed murder should be punished,” Rahul Gandhi told presspersons after meeting the President.
Other members of the delegation were Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.