Launching a scathing assault on the BJP authorities over the deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri, AICC basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday stated that the federal government is “shielding” Union MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish, and the Centre has by no means listened earnestly to points being confronted by the farmers.
“Final week, the son of Union MoS (House) mowed down six farmers along with his car. Households of all of the victims stated they need justice however all of you have got seen is that the federal government is shielding the minister and his son? Have you ever seen in any nation that an individual who mowed down six folks is being ‘invited’ by the police to speak to them?” Gandhi stated whereas addressing the ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally in Varanasi.
She added, “The CM is shielding the minister from a public discussion board. The Prime Minister got here to Lucknow to see the efficiency of Uttam Pradesh and Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav however couldn’t go to Lakhimpur Kheri to share the grief of the sufferer households.
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— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 10, 2021
On Saturday, Ashish Mishra, who’s going through homicide fees over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, was arrested after questioning.
Round 11 pm at night time, DIG Upendra Kumar Agrawal, heading the SIT, instructed reporters, “We discovered that he was not cooperating. He was not telling sure issues. On floor of non-cooperation and evasive replies, we’re taking Ashish into custody. He will likely be produced in courtroom tomorrow. We are going to do sustained custodial interrogation.”
Looking for to additional step up the warmth on PM Modi over the farmers problem, Priyanka stated that the Centre has not paid heed to their protests and by no means tried to hear earnestly to their calls for.
“Farmers are protesting for over 300 days, throughout which era greater than 600 of them have died. They’re protesting as a result of they know that their earnings, land and crops will go to the billionaire buddies of this authorities. PM Modi can tour the entire world however can’t meet farmers to deal with their points,” she stated.
“PM Modi have referred to as the protesting farmers ‘andolanjivi’ and terrorists. Yogi-ji referred to as them hooligans and even tried to threaten them. The identical minister (Ajay Mishra) had stated that he would make the protesting farmers fall in line inside two minutes,” she stated.
Earlier this week, Priyanka had traded barbs with the UP CM over her act of sweeping the visitor home in Sitapur the place she was detained .
Adityanath, in a TV interview, had stated on Friday that the general public has left her worthy of solely cleansing flooring.
Priyanka then reached a Valmiki temple in a Dalit colony right here and cleaned its premises with a brush. She stated Adityanath’s comment was not in opposition to her however crores of girls, Dalits and safai karamcharis, who proudly hold the homes and cities clear.
Priyanka stated the CM has humiliated these engaged in cleansing and sanitation work. She instructed folks in Luv Kush Nagar: “He has not humiliated me by saying so, he has humiliated you all as crores of Dalit brothers and sisters are safai karamcharis they usually do that work.”
That’s the reason, Priyanka stated, she determined to personally clear the Valmiki temple to point out that there’s nothing improper in doing the work.
On the ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally, the AICC basic secretary, who had been detained by the UP Police final Monday whereas on her option to meet the kin of 4 farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri, additional claimed that the federal government is working just for the pursuits of corporates.
“Modi-ji purchased two plane for himself for Rs 16,000 crore final yr. He offered your entire Air India of this nation for simply Rs 18,000 crores to this billionaire buddies. Solely two kinds of individuals are secure on this nation at present — BJP leaders who’re in energy and their billionaire buddies,” she stated.
Addressing the folks, she stated, “Simply ask your self: have the guarantees that have been made to you been fulfilled? Has improvement come to the doorstep? If not, you possibly can stand with me and say it’s the time to deliver change now.”
Earlier within the day, the Congress social gathering had tweeted that it has sought an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind for a 7-member social gathering delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to current an in depth memorandum on the details of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Nevertheless, minutes later, the tweet was deleted by the social gathering.
(With company inputs)