Opposition groups called for the resignation of Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra following a SIT report on the Lakhimpur Khiri violence. At the same time, the atmosphere has soured due to Mishra's rude behavior towards journalists.
Ajay Mishra raises his hand against the journalist.
Posting the video, Priyanka Gandhi demanded the resignation of Ajay Mishra.
Ajay Mishra was called to Delhi. Big action is likely to be taken.
Asked about the SIT report on the Lakhimpur Khiri violence case, Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra allegedly shouted at a journalist and raised his hand against a journalist, prompting a major crackdown. Mishra has been asked to come to Delhi immediately.
Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra has come before the law in the Lakhimpur Khiri case. The Lakhimpur incident was a premeditated plot while he was currently in custody, the SIT reported. At the same time, Mishra and other accused have been subjected to severe punishment by a court order. Ajay Mishra was on his way to inaugurate an oxygen plant at Oil in Lakhimpur today when he was questioned by reporters.
When asked about the SIT report, Mishra got angry. He cursed the sheet and ran over it. The video shows him raising his hand against the journalist. The incident has caused a stir and Ajay Mishra has been asked to return to Delhi immediately. He will leave Lucknow for Delhi in the evening.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi tweeted a video of the incident, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanding removal of Ajay Mishra from the cabinet. On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been consistently demanding the resignation of Ajay Mishra.
In the Lok Sabha today, Rahul Gandhi made serious allegations against the SIT report on Lakhimpur Khiri. Ajay Mishra will have to resign and go to jail. "Without it, we will not be safe," he said. On the one hand, the Prime Minister apologizes to the farmers and on the other hand, gives sanctuary to the Minister whose son killed the farmers. This duplicity will not work, said Rahul.