In a recent rift that has boiled after the Lakhimpur Kheri episode, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader president and Supremo Sharad Pawar stated that the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra should resign from the post taking charge of the farmers who lost their lives in the incident.
The allegation from the opposition is of Ashish Mishra being present at the site in one of the cars that had hit the farmers who were protesting against the farm laws. Ashish Mishra the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra was also arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on October 9 and then sent to three-day police remand, though the father and son deny the allegations that they were present while the accident took place.
“The Minister of State should step off from the post and take responsibility of the farmer’s death,” stated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar in the Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) office in the city of Mumbai at a press conference. Further, he asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take action and speak on this issue and stated that neither can UP CM nor Union Minister of State for Home Affairs can run for this situation.
He also mentioned that the Maharashtra Bandh that was organized by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition Government in Maharashtra was a great success. “We have received phone calls from Uttar Pradesh to put front their gratitude for the supporting hand Maharashtra led out for the farmers and their families,” stated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supreme leader Sharad Pawar.