Will fight for justice to deceased families: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Gandhi siblings decided to continue their fight for the family members of deceased farmers. Four farmers have killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Sunday, SUV owned by Union Minister's son ran over farmers who peacefully protesting.
Lakhimpur Kheri: After consoling family members of the deceased farmers’ who were killed in Lakhimpur violence on Sunday, the Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demanded the resignation of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and the arrest of his son Ashish Mishra in connection to the incident.
Along with her brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met two families, consoled them. She said that ‘I will continue my fight for justice.
"Justice is a right in a democracy. I will continue my fight for justice. All the affected families I met yesterday demanded justice. The Union minister needs to resign to ensure an unbiased investigation,", she told reporters after meeting with family members.
Four farmers were killed on Sunday even after SUV ran over protesting farmers. The horrifying video surfaced on social media that an SUV ran over the farmers.
UP government has detained Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday evening on her way to Sitapura to meet family members of the deceased. Later she was released to join her brother Rahul Gandhi.
UP government has imposed section 144, barring political parties and journalists to meet deceased family members. After the hue and cry of political parties leaders, the government has allowed political parties leaders to meet the family members of the deceased.
The Gandhi siblings were accompanied by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Channi.
The Congress leaders drove to the home of Lovepreet Singh, spoke to the bereaved family members and conveyed their deepest condolences to them, party sources said. They sat on the floor of the house along with the father and sisters of the teenager and were seen listening to them intently.
Minister Ajay Mishra's son, Ashish Misra, was accused of murder and negligence in the First Information Report filed by the police. Though the Minister of State for Home has admitted the SUV belonged to him, he said he and his son were not present at the spot. His son has not been questioned or arrested by the police.