The Lakhimpur Kheri incident is spreading like a forest fire. Congress party has conducted the Maun Vrat or the silent protest demanding the resignation or sacking of the Union minister Ajay Mishra as his son Ashish Mishra who has been arrested over the allegations of ramming the vehicle over the protesting farmers in lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.
From the reports, it was known that Priyanka Gandhi, General Secretary incharge of Uttarpradesh, had led the protest in Lucknow. Rajya Sabha MP Deependra Hooda, Senior leader Pramod Tewari and Chief state unit Ajay Kumar Lallu have also taken part in the silent protest.
In regards to the silent protest, Congress has urged all its state and Union Territory prime people to conduct the three hour “maun vrat” from 10am to 1 pm outside Raj Bhavan or the Central Government offices. The state wide bandh called by the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) to protest the killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri in UP.
Supporting the Congress’s silent protest, shops and markets were closed. Whereas, local train services in Mumbai remain unaffected. Few stone pelting incidents occurred but were sorted out soon. Speaking at the silent protest, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said, but he added that “some incidents of people throwing stones were reported. The coalition’s bandh call has received support from the Left, some other parties and trade unions. The bandh was observed peacefully,”