Congress seeks President’s consultation over Lakhimpur Kheri case


NEW DELHI: The Congress has sought an audience with President Ram Nath Kovind on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence to provide to him a memorandum on the facts of the case.
AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal has actually composed to the president seeking his time to satisfy a party delegation led by Rahul Gandhi.
Besides Gandhi and Venugopal, other members of the delegation would be A K Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury
Violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri during a farmers’ protest on October 3. A murder case has actually been signed up versus Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra’s boy Ashish who is accused of running over farmers.
Terming the trimming down of farmers with an SUV belonging supposedly to the Union minister a “shocking event of broad day massacre”, Venugopal said it has shaken the conscience of the entire nation.
He said the Congress celebration has sought a visit with the president at the earliest to present to him a comprehensive memorandum over the October 3 violence.
He declared that regardless of all-round demonstrations and intervention of the Supreme Court, no definitive action has been taken either versus the guilty or the minister.

Published at Sun, 10 Oct 2021 17:55:08 -0500