Lakhimpur Kheri Case: MoS Ajay Mishra Teni joins office day after abusing media, manhandling reporter

Opposition demands for Mishra's sacking from the Union Cabinet have become louder after a Special Investigation Team report said the killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3 was a "planned conspiracy".

Lakhimpur Kheri Case: MoS Ajay Mishra Teni joins office day after abusing media, manhandling reporter
x
News24online

New Delhi: Just a day after an uncouth dust-up with a reporter on Wednesday when the latter hit a raw nerve asking MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni about his jailed son who is accused of deliberately overrunning farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, the minister quitely joined office in New Delhi on Thursday. 


The Opposition parties, especially Congress's Rahul Gandhi, are going all-out to pressurise the BJP-led Centre to sack Teni. 


Meanwhile, MoS Home Teni held department-related meeting with officials on thursday after joining office. The MoS reached the Ministry of Home Affairs around 10.15 am and later engaged in official works, just a day after a video clip went viral in which he was seen lunging at a reporter and hurling choicest abuses at media in Lakhimpur Kheri where hewas to inaugurate an oxygen plant when quizzed about his jailed son Ashish Mishra.


Also Read: Embarrassed BJP just warns uncouth MoS Teni for abusing media, manhandling journo


In office, the Minister took detailed information related to his department and subsequently held a meeting with Home Ministry officials.


Opposition demands for Mishra's sacking from the Union Cabinet have become louder after a Special Investigation Team report said the killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3 was a "planned conspiracy".


The farmers were crushed, allegedly by an SUV driven by Ashish Mishra, "with intent to commit murder" and it was "not death by negligence", the report said.


It also recommended that the charges of rash driving against Ashish Mishra and the others be modified and an attempt to murder charge and the charge of voluntarily causing hurt to be added.

ICYMI: Watch: MoS Teni abuses media, lunges at reporter when questioned about jailed son


Ashish Mishra and others are already facing murder and conspiracy charges.


The Lok Sabha also adjourned on Wednesday and on Thursday till 2 pm over ruckus created by Opposition leaders on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

The Congress leaders on Wednesday also moved notice over the issue a day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident demanded the 13 arrested accused, including MoS Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish, to be charged with attempt to murder.


The SIT on the basis of investigation also moved the court for adding charges of attempt to murder, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons, and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.


On October 3, eight people, including four protesting farmers, died after being mowed down by an SUV allegedly belonging to Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra. 

Next Story