Priyanka Gandhi also urged PM Modi to withdraw cases against farmers across the country and give compensation to the kin of deceased farmers.
Lucknow: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him not to attend the forthcoming DGPs conference in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Talking about the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, she stressed that justice to victims cannot be served unless MoS Home Ajay Mishra is removed from his post.
During a press briefing, the Congress leader said, “PM Modi should not attend the DGP and IG conference in Lucknow. I have written to him on the same.”
“If he is genuinely concerned about farmers, he should not share the dais with MoS Home Ajay Mishra whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case,” she added.
Priyanka Gandhi went on to add, “I have written to PM Modi that the person who mowed down farmers (in Lakhimpur) is the son of MoS Home, and due to political pressure, UP govt had tried suppressing justice.”
“The family wants justice, and if he (MoS) continues, justice can’t be served,” she said.
Concluding the briefing, the UP Congress general secretary confirmed that she has also urged PM Modi to withdraw cases against farmers across the country and give compensation to the kin of deceased farmers.
The Prime Minister, meanwhile, reached Lucknow after visiting Mahoba and Jhansi on Friday, where he handed over the indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH), drones and electronic warfare suite to the three services as part of the Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at a ceremony.
After arriving at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport, Modi went to the Raj Bhavan and paid floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, according to a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan.