The news making incident of Lakhimpur District of Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition party Congress party facing each other. The Congress party has already succeeded in breaking all the barriers by the UP administration to meet the kin of the deceased protesting farmers and journalists who were allegedly killed by an alleged act of the son of the sitting Minister of State for Home in Uttar Pradesh, Ajay Kumar Mishra. The Congress party has alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Ajay Kumar Mishra, has mowed down the deceased by his car and is given protection from action due to his father’s high-handedness.
The Karnataka Congress party chief, DK Shivakumar, on Thursday, Oct 7, made an unusual appeal to everyone who sees a vehicle of BJP leaders. The Karnataka Congress party chief appealed to everyone to shoot the video of the vehicle of BJP leaders if spotted by anyone as it may be possible that the vehicle may trample anyone and kill them and claim innocence due to lack of evidence. Shivakumar claimed that such videos will act as evidence against BJP leaders who kill innocent people to obliterate and quell their voice against them.
“An appeal to the masses: whenever you see a BJP leader’s car pass by, just open your phone camera and make a recording. You never know when they decide to run their car over people and kill them. Your video will then become evidence. It will be a great service to the country,” read the tweet by Shivakumar while taking a jibe at the BJP leaders at the backdrop of farmers and journalists allegedly mowed down by the son of a prominent BJP MoS in Uttar Pradesh.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) who are leading the protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government for their three farm laws recently passed by the government which the farmers call autocratic and against their interest. The SKM has alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni arrived at the spot where the farmers were protesting and mowed down farmers to suppress their protesting voice.
On the other hand, Ashish has refuted the allegations by the opposition parties and SKM, and has pleaded innocence as he says that he was not present at the spot on the said day.
After the impactful protests and agitations by opposition parties, the UP police on Thursday pasted a notice outside Ajay Kumar Mishra seeking presence of his son at the police station on October 8 for the interrogation purpose. However, Ashish failed to appear before the investigating authorities on Friday. Another notice was pasted on Oct 8, Friday outside the residence of Ashish to appear before the investigating officials pertaining to the allegations on him. The allegedly tainted son of the MoS Home appeared before the crime branch cell on Saturday, Oct 9.