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Congress delegation to meet President Kovind on Oct 13, present memorandum on Lakhimpur violence case

The Congress has been demanding the immediate dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra whose son Ashish has been named in the FIR and is accused of mowing down farmers.

Published: 12th October 2021 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2021 02:30 PM   |  A+A-

Mahila Congress and Indian Youth Congress members stage protest over Lakhimpur Kheri incident at UP Bhavan in New Delhi. (File Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

Mahila Congress and Indian Youth Congress members stage protest over Lakhimpur Kheri incident at UP Bhavan in New Delhi. (File Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A delegation of Congress leaders, including former party president Rahul Gandhi, will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday and present a memorandum of facts on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, party sources said.

The seven-member delegation will comprise Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, senior party leaders AK Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal.

Sources said the delegation will meet the President on Wednesday at 11.30 AM.

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The party had written to him seeking time in this regard.

The Congress has been demanding the immediate dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra 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, in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed Terming the mowing down of farmers as a "shocking incident of broad day massacre", Venugopal had said it has shaken the conscience of the entire nation.

He said the Congress seek to present a detailed memorandum of facts on the Lakhimpur incident.

He lamented that despite all round protests and intervention of the Supreme Court, no decisive action has been taken either against the guilty or against the minister.



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  • g chandrasekar

    This is the problem with both congress and bjp they will have tie up with regional parties when it suits them and ditch them at the appropriate time. The regional party experiments in 1977
    13 days ago reply
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