On October 3, 10 days after the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district, BJP leader and Law Minister in Uttar Pradesh government Brijesh Pathak visited the area to meet the families of deceased BJP worker Shubham Mishra and Hariom Mishra, the driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. Of. Four farmers were killed after being crushed by a vehicle in the violence. The Law Minister has said that he will talk to the families of the deceased farmers once the situation returns to normal.
Lakhimpur Kheri: Ten days after four farmers were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district when a four-wheeler rammed a four-wheeler, a senior BJP leader and state law minister Brijesh Pathak visited the area on Wednesday. One of these vehicles belonged to Lakhimpur Kheri MP and Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.
Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra is the main accused in the violence. The farmers allege that Ashish Mishra had crushed the farmers with his car. However, the Union Minister of State for Home has denied this.
Ashish was arrested on October 9 after nearly 12 hours of interrogation and is in police custody for three days since October 12.
On October 3, a total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The Law Minister, however, returned after meeting the families of only two of those killed.
One of them was BJP worker Shubham Mishra (26 years) from Shivpuri area and Hariom Mishra (27 years) of Parsehra village, driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.
He did not meet the families of four other deceased people from the area who lost their lives in the violence. These people include farmers Nachhatar Singh and Lovepreet Singh, BJP worker Shyam Sundar Nishad and journalist Raman Kashyap.
The other two farmers killed – Gurvinder Singh and Diljit Singh, were from neighboring Bahraich district.
Party sources said that the Law Minister reached Lakhimpur without any official protocol and went to meet the family of BJP worker Shubham Mishra in Shivpuri area of the city and Hariom Mishra, the driver of Union Minister of State for Home in Parsehra Khurd village of Fardhan (Kheri) area.
Sources said that Pathak did not go to the house of Shyam Sundar, another BJP worker who was killed in the incident due to his busyness in some other program. He will go there later.
The incident happened in Lakhimpur Kheri district, very sad and unfortunate incident, met the family members of BJP’s Mandal Minister Swa Shubham Mishra ji, IGed his deep condolences and paid humble tributes.@PMOIndia @BJP4India @BJP4UP @CMOfficeUP pic.twitter.com/R6NpT33i9f
— Brajesh Pathak (@brajeshpathakup) October 13, 2021
District BJP President Sunil Singh, District Vice President Vijay Shukla along with Rinku and Anurag Mishra, Avadh Province Chief Kamlesh Mishra, Brijesh Pathak attended the religious rituals being held at BJP worker Shubham Mishra’s house.
District Vice President Vijay Shukla and Anurag Mishra said that Law Minister Brijesh Pathak IGed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and assured all assistance.
Pathak’s visit comes at a time when a delegation of party leaders led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi and demanded the dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. .
The Law Minister avoided media interaction during his Lakhimpur visit but later said that all those killed in the incident are from our family. This is an unfortunate incident and strict action will be taken against the guilty after conducting a fair investigation in the matter.
Pathak said he met the families of two people killed in the violence and assured them of all possible help. He will also meet other victims’ families later. The families have not put forward any of their demands. But the government stands with the families of the victims.
In a conversation with The Indian Express, the Law Minister said that he would hold talks with the families of the killed farmers “when the situation returns to normal”.
BJP district president Sunil Singh said that the family of Nishad, who belongs to the OBC community, has been assured that another delegation led by the party’s state general secretary Amar Pal Maurya will visit Lakhimpur Kheri on October 16. During this he will also meet the family of journalist Raman Kashyap.
According to the report, the families of the deceased farmers Nachhatar Singh and Lovepreet Singh could not get a response in this regard. 18-year-old Gurusevak, brother of the deceased farmer Gurvinder Singh of Bahraich, said that the minister should not come for politics, but to share our sorrow. “If he wants to come, he should come after removing his party’s flag,” he said.
Speaking to The Indian Express, the family of Shyam Sundar Nishad, the BJP’s Mandal Minister of Singhi region, who was killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, said that no one had contacted Law Minister Brijesh Pathak regarding his visit to the area.
The incident that happened in Lakhimpur Kheri district was extremely sad and unfortunate by meeting the family members of BJP worker Late Hari Om Mishra ji and IGed his deep condolences and paid tribute to the well being of his parents.@PMOIndia @BJP4India pic.twitter.com/usCen1XFvZ
— Brajesh Pathak (@brajeshpathakup) October 13, 2021
The family said that no minister has come to meet us and we have not been given any information about the visit of any minister by the local authorities. Nishad’s brother Sanjay said that we would like to meet those who want to share our grief.
Nishad, 30, is survived by his 52-year-old father Balak Ram, 47-year-old mother Phoolmati, wife Ruby (25 years) and two daughters, one of whom is three years old and the other is just seven months old.
The family of deceased journalist Raman Kashyap also said that they were not informed about the visit of the Law Minister. Apart from his father, Kashyap is survived by his wife Aradhana (32 years) and their two children, aged 11 and 3 years.
The deceased BJP worker Shubham Mishra, who hails from Shivpuri area, is in the family of 26 years old, his wife Rekha and one-year-old daughter Angel. Shubham was also a businessman.
However, some local BJP leaders had met the relatives of the deceased party workers. But Brijesh Pathak is the first prominent leader who met the families of the victims.
An assistance of Rs 45 lakh each has been given to the families of two BJP workers and the driver of the vehicle killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The same amount has also been given to the kin of four farmers and a journalist killed in this incident.
Yogesh Verma, BJP MLA from Lakhimpur Sadar, distributed aid checks to the relatives of BJP worker Shubham Mishra and driver Hari Om Mishra, who were killed in the violence, on Thursday.
(with input from news agency language)
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