Bail to Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case: Rakesh Tikait says BJP's 'petty politics'

Rakesh Tikait dubbed the development as the 'BJP's petty politics' and said farmers would appeal against the decision to grant bail to Ashish Mishra in a higher court.

Published: 11th February 2022 12:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2022 12:50 AM   |  A+A-

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NOIDA: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary hit out at the "system" on Thursday for granting bail to Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that claimed eight lives including that of four farmers, within four months of the incident.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait dubbed the development as the "BJP's petty politics" and said farmers would appeal against the decision to grant bail to Ashish Mishra in a higher court.

Tikait, the spokesperson of the BKU and a prominent face of the farmers' agitation, is believed to have brokered a truce between the local villagers and government authorities in the aftermath of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

"Kya vyavastha hai!! Char kisano ko raunda, char mahine mein zamanat...(What a system! Mowed down four farmers, got bail in four months)," Chaudhary said in a tweet in Hindi.

The RLD president had met the families of the four farmers who were killed on October 3, 2021 in the Tikunia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh after they were knocked down by a jeep.

Ashish Mishra, an accused in the case, was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on Thursday.

"Minister Ajay Teni's son Ashish has got bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri murder case. This is just an example of the BJP's petty politics. We have faith in the justice system. Will appeal in a higher court. We will make farmers and youngsters across the country aware of the atrocities and injustices being committed on farmers," Tikait tweeted in Hindi.

BKU spokesperson Saurabh Upadhyay described the court order granting bail to the minister's son as an "undemocratic attack" on the "democracy" in the country.

"Is it that easy for people charged with murder to get bail?" he asked and hit out at the Centre for not asking the minister to step down from his post.

"When will the farmers of the country get justice?" Upadhyay asked while noting that the government is yet to deliver on the promises it had made to farmers, who ended their year-long anti-farm laws protest in December 2021.

Opposition parties and farmers' groups have been demanding the resignation of Ajay Mishra as the Union minister of state for home affairs in the wake of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

They have also voiced their apprehension that being a Union minister, Mishra could influence the investigation in the case in which eight people -- four farmers, two BJP workers, a driver and a journalist -- were killed.



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  • R.RAMACHANDRAN

    There is no guarantee of justice because personality of justices were became rare in this country.
    7 months ago reply
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