Lakhimpur violence: Will start protests if Union Minister Ajay Mishra not sacked by Oct 11, warns SKM
The farmer unions had said if the government does not accept their demands by October 11, they will take out a 'Shaheed Kisan Yatra' from Lakhimpur Kheri with the ashes of the farmers who died.
Navjot Sidhu had earlier declared that he would go on hunger strike if the union minister's son was not arrested by Friday or he did not join the investigation.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has been demanding that Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra be sacked and his son Ashish Mishra arrested in connection with the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.
The UP state government had initially announced an ex gratia each of Rs 45 lakh only for the families of four farmers but the kin of local journalist Raman Kashyap too was given the cheque later.
An FIR under section 302 of the IPC has been registered against the Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra and others in the incident but no arrest has been made so far.
Mishra, union minister of state for home, came to his first-floor office in the North Block and stayed for about half an hour.