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Lakhimpur: Cong Delegation Led by Rahul Seeks Appointment With Prez Kovind

Catch all the updates on the Lakhimpur unrest here.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ashish Misra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Teni Misra and the 'main accused' in the Lakhimpur case has been summoned again by the police.</p></div>
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The Congress party on Sunday, 10 October, sought an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind for a 7-member party delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to present a "memorandum of facts," in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

Meanwhile, following a rap by the Supreme Court, Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra's son Ashish Misra, alias Monu Bhaiya, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, has been arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the UP Police. He is accused of mowing down protesting farmers with his car in the district, killing four of them.

Snapshot
  • 2 persons accused in the Lakhimpur violence case – Luvkush and Ashish Pandey – were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday

  • Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, as well as Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, met the families of the farmers who lost their lives in the unrest in Lakhimpur

  • A new version of an earlier video clip that showed an SUV purportedly ramming into protesting farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri emerged on Thursday

  • Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, demanding that the police arrest Ashish Misra, ended his fast

6:17 PM , 09 Oct

Killing of BJP Workers 'Reaction to an Action': Tikait's Stunning Comment

In a controversial statement, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said that the killing of the two BJP workers in Lakhimpur was a "reaction to an action."

Speaking to NDTV, he said, "The killing of two BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri after a convoy of cars ran over four farmers is a reaction to an action. I do not consider those involved in the killings as guilty (of a crime)."

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2:18 PM , 09 Oct
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Youth Congress Workers Hold Protest in Delhi

Youth Congress workers clashed with Delhi Police Saturday afternoon amid protests over the deaths of eight people, including four farmers, in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri.

Visuals from news agency ANI showed dozens of people holding placards, shouting slogans, and jumping on burning effigies on the streets of the national capital.

2:16 PM , 09 Oct
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SKM Calls for Rail Roko Agitation on 18 October

The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has called for a 'rail roko' on 18 October to protest the incidents at Lakhimpur Kheri that left four farmers dead, leader Yogendra Yadav said on Saturday.

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11:45 AM , 09 Oct
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Navjot Sidhu Ends Hunger Protest

Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu ends hunger strike, after Ashish Mishra appears before Crime Branch in Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case.


Published: 09 Oct 2021, 10:15 AM IST