Not being allowed to speak on Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

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Not being allowed to speak on Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, December 15, 2021

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that he was not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in the light of new revelations made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Speaking after the adjournment of Lok Sabha till 2 p.m., Gandhi said, "They are not allowing us to speak, that is why the House is being disrupted."

"The report has come and their minister is involved, so there should be discussion on it," he added.

Congress MPs on Wednesday moved several adjournment notices in the Lok Sabha seeking a discussion on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and removal of Minister of State Ajay Misra Teni after SIT report termed the violence "pre-planned".

Gandhi, along with party chief whip K. Suresh and Manickam Tagore moved the notices to press for the removal of Teni, whose son had allegedly mowed down four farmers while they were protesting agaisnt the three contentious farm laws in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

On Tuesday, The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, filed an application before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) to include new sections against the 13 accused to make their offence punishable under attempt to murder charges.

Vidhyaram Diwakar, the SIT investigating officer, had filed the application in the CJM's court for adding new sections in the warrant, replacing sections 279, 338 and 304A of the IPC.

In his application, the investigating officer had said that the "incident was well-planned and a deliberate act, and not of negligence or callousness".

IANS

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