‘Rail Roko’ agitation was fine: Rakesh Tikait

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said the ‘Rail Roko’ agitation by farmers’ unions to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case was “fine” and added that the Union government should take over the Minister of State (MoS). . ) for the resignation of Ajay Mishra Teni for Home Affairs.

New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said the ‘Rail Roko’ agitation by farmers’ unions to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case was “fine” and said the Union government should take Union minister . State (MoS) for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni resigns.

“The ‘Rail Roko’ movement was fine. We will make a program for our further strategy. We will continue to express our views till Teni is not arrested and he resigns. He is under Section 120 (b) of IPC. Under an accused, he can ‘not go out in the open,’ said Rakesh Tikait.

Tikait said, “He (Theni) will influence the investigation as the case is against him, so he will try to defend himself. The Indian government should take his resignation. If he is proved innocent, they can make him a minister again.” Huh.”

Meanwhile, Ashok Dhawale, president of the All India Kisan Sabha, has described the movement as “successful”.

He said, “Rail Roko Andolan was successful. It has been 15 days (i.e. from October 3 to October 18) since the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. I demand the removal of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni from the post. It is shocking. Know that despite completing 75 years of independence, the country has seen such an incident.

“In order to press for the demand for the dismissal and arrest of Ajay Mishra, so that justice can be secured in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the SKM has said in a statement issued by the umbrella body of farmer unions, United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday. Announced a nationwide rail roko program on October 18.”

“SKM gave a call to its constituents to stop rail traffic for six hours between 10 AM to 4 PM on 18th October. Asked to take action,” it further said.

A total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that took place on October 3.

However, Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni had denied the allegations, saying that his son was not present at the spot. Ashish repeated the same and denied the allegations of SKM. Later, many people including Ashish Mishra were arrested in the case.

First published:October 18, 2021, 6:52 pm

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