UP Farmer Unions Begin Indefinite Strike in Sitapur, Demand MoS Ajay Mishra’s Suspension
To press for the demand for the dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra from the Union Cabinet, farmers led by the All India People’s Front and Mazdoor Kisan Manch began an indefinite strike on Tuesday morning at four district headquarters. Mishra’s son is accused of mowing down four farmers in Tikonia village of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh.
Mishra’s son Ashish was arrested in connection with the death of four farmers and some others who were run over by a vehicle in the convoy of the Union Minister and the violence that followed. The farmer unions, led by S. R Darapuri, alleged that the incident amounted to nothing less than murder. The government should take action against Ajay Mishra and all those involved in the incident. they urged during their strike at district headquarters of Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Sonbhadra and Gonda.
“Our indefinite strike will continue till the minister is sacked as he is responsible for the murder of farmers. Demanding sacking from cabinet and arrest of Ajay Mishra, we will hold a ‘mahapanchayat’ in Lakhimpur Kheri on November 9 and preparations for it is going on,” they said….