Congress has sought an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind to submit a memorandum to him in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Congress General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal has written to the President seeking time for him to meet the delegation led by party leader Rahul Gandhi. Apart from Rahul and Venugopal, the delegation will include AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh during a farmers’ protest on October 3 in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra has been arrested in this case. Venugopal said that the incident shook the conscience of the country. He said the Congress party has sought an appointment with the President at the earliest so that a detailed memorandum on the incident of October 3 violence can be submitted to him. He alleged that despite large-scale protests and the intervention of the Supreme Court, no decisive action has been taken against the culprits or the Union Minister of State for Home.
[Attribution to NBT]