Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a Congress leader, maintained her demand for the resignation of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son allegedly ran over protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. Ms Gandhi Vadra, who met with two families whose loved ones were killed in the violence with her brother Rahul Gandhi, stated, “she will continue to fight for justice.”
“In a democracy, everyone has the right to seek justice. I will keep fighting for justice. All of the affected families I met yesterday demanded nothing more than justice. To ensure an impartial investigation, the Union minister must resign “She told reporters the next morning after visiting Lakhimpur Kheri, a four-hour drive from the state capital of Lucknow.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had been detained at a guest house in Sitapur since Monday, was released to join the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress team, which met the families of Lovepreet Singh, 19, and Raman Kashyap, 30, both of whom died on Sunday. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Channi accompanied the Gandhi siblings.
According to party sources, Congress leaders drove to Lovepreet Singh’s home, spoke with bereaved family members, and expressed their heartfelt condolences. They were seen sitting on the floor of the house with the teenager’s father and sisters, intently listening to them.
Ashish Misra, Minister Ajay Mishra’s son, has been charged with murder and negligence in a First Information Report filed by the police. Though the Minister of State for Home Affairs admitted ownership of the SUV, he and his son were not present at the time. The police have not questioned or arrested his son.
The Supreme Court has taken note of the events in Lakhimpur Kheri, and a bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana will hear the case today.
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