The Congress party on Monday staged a nationwide silent protest over Lakhimpur Kheri violence and demand the dismissal of Ajay Mishra from the post of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.
Delhi Congress held a silent protest at Jantar Mantar over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in solidarity with farmers. Jammu and Kashmir Congress in-charge Rajani Patil and Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir Along with other party leaders and members held a silent protest near the Governor House.
The placards they were holding read "Dismiss Ajay Mishra". Another silent protest program has been organized by the State Congress Committee, in which all senior leaders of Bihar Congress including state Congress in-charge Bhakta Charandas and state president Dr Madan Mohan Jha participated.
Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Cabinet Minister of Rajasthan, Mahesh Joshi, Chief Whip of Congress also held a protest in Jaipur. Tamil Nadu Congress also held a protest against Uttar Pradesh Government and the Central Government on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
Senior Congress Leaders P Chidambaram staged Dharna at Azad Maidan against the brutal killing of innocent farmers in Uttar Pradesh and demanded immediate sacking of Union State Minister for Home affairs Ajay Misra Teni.
Chidambaram along with AICC in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao, GPCC President Shri Girish Chodankar, Lop leader Digambar Kamat, Working President Alex Sequira, Campaign Committee Chairman Alexio Reginaldo Lawrance, former union minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap and other Congress leaders participated in the Dharna.
Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) that comprises Congress, Shiv Sena, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has also called for a statewide bandh today in protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that claimed the lives of eight people including four farmers.