Highlights

  • Rahul Gandhi leads Congress team to President over Lakhimpur
  • 'Sack Minister Ajay Mishra': Congress tells President Kovind
  • Minister's son arrested for allegedly running car over farmers

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'Sack Minister Ajay Mishra': Rahul leads Congress team to President over Lakhimpur

The President reportedly said that he will speak to the government over the issue.

A delegation of Congress leaders, including former party president Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the immediate dismissal of Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

The delegation of senior Congress leaders, which included Priyanka Gandhi, also presented a memorandum of facts about the Lakhimpur Kheri incident to the President.

Four farmers were among eight people killed in the violence on October 3.

The Congress has been demanding the immediate dismissal of the Union Minister of State for Home whose son Ashish has been named in the FIR and is accused of mowing down farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, and strict action against the accused in the killing of farmers.

Ashish was arrested on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the violence.

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