A delegation of Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the immediate dismissal of Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Also Congress delegation stressed the need for an impartial judicial probe by two sitting judges of the Supreme Court.
The delegation of senior Congress leaders also presented a memorandum of facts about the Lakhimpur Kheri incident to the President.
Four farmers were among eight people killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
After the meeting Rahul Gandhi told reporters that he conveyed to the President that the Union government MoS Home should resign to ensure an impartial probe in the Lakhimpur violence as his son Ashish is an accused in the matter.
Ashish Mishra, who has been named in the FIR and is accused of mowing down farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, afer Supreme Court intervention was arrested on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
Rahul Gandhi demanded that to ensure justice, two sitting Supreme Court judges should probe the incident and those who have committed the murders should be punished.
“There cannot be an impartial inquiry and justice cannot be given till the time the MoS Home is sacked. This is the voice of not just the families of those killed but of all the farmers and this voice is being suppressed,” he said