Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and different Congress leaders noticed a “maun vrat” or silent protest at present to demand the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra has been arrested over allegations of operating over farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.
Days after her dramatic showdown with the UP authorities and pre-dawn arrest on her option to Lakhimpur Kheri, Priyanka Gandhi sat on a three-hour protest in Lucknow.
Ajay Mishra, the Union Minister of State for Home, met with Home Minister Amit Shah final week however sources later dominated out his resignation.
But on Saturday, after a rap from the Supreme Court, the UP police questioned and later arrested the minister’s son, who’s accused of operating over a bunch of protesting farmers on October 3. Eight folks, together with 4 farmers, had been killed within the violence.
Both the minister and his son denied being on the spot. But the police mentioned Ashish Mishra had been evasive in his replies and couldn’t clarify gaps in his alibi.
A Congress spokesperson mentioned the social gathering is demanding that Ajay Mishra, a robust politician in Uttar Pradesh, be eliminated for the sake of a free and honest investigation within the case.
UP Minister Siddharth Nath Singh mentioned the regulation would take its course and wouldn’t be influenced by any sort of stress.
If Congress leaders need to sit on a ”maun vrat’‘ or maintain protests, it’s their democratic proper, the minister remarked, and went on to focus on one of many social gathering’s high leaders, Manmohan Singh.
The two-time former Prime Minister had been on a ”maun vrat” for 10 years, Mr Singh jibed.
On Sunday, addressing a rally in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi, Priyanka Gandhi had mentioned, “Congress workers do not fear anyone even if you throw them in jails or beat them up. We will continue to fight until the Union minister resigns. Our party has fought for the country’s Independence. No one can silence us.”