Updated: October 7, 2021 8:42:54 am
Demanding that MoS Home Ajay Mishra be removed from the cabinet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday why no arrests had taken place in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident so far, and why efforts were being made to protect the accused.
AAP leaders, including MP Sanjay Singh and MLA Raghav Chadha, are among those who have been stopped from going to meet families of the deceased.
“Prime Minister sir, the people of this country are waiting for justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. Why have the accused not been arrested yet? Why are they being shielded? There are videos showing that the accused ran over farmers in a crowd and the system is making all efforts to protect the accused. We used to see this in Hindi movies. What message are we trying to send? That money and power will allow you to run over anyone? It seems like the whole system and government has been run over by that car,” Kejriwal said at a press conference Wednesday.
“Opposition members who are trying to meet the families are being put in jail. This used to happen during the British Raj. Is this why our ancestors fought for independence? What is the government trying to hide? The whole world wants to know what happened,” he said.
Demanding that the accused be arrested immediately, he said, “Farmers have been protesting for a year. Today the system says that mantriji’s son was not there. Tomorrow they will say there was no car, then they will say there were no farmers. The accused must be arrested immediately. Prime Minister should remove the minister from his cabinet,” Kejriwal said.
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