Even as he faces the heat over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, MoS Home Ajay Misra Teni will not be tendering his resignation, sources told India Today.
MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni has denied that his son was present in the car during the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. (File photo)
Under fire over his son’s alleged involvement in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Misra Teni will not be tendering his resignation, sources told India Today.
According to sources, Ajay Misra met Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday morning. There were reports that Amit Shah had summoned Ajay Misra, but sources said he had sought time from the home minister and briefed him about the Lakhimpur incident.
There was “no talk of resignation at all” in the meeting between the two leaders, sources told India Today.
Speaking to India Today, Ajay Misra had said that his son was not present in the car during the incident. He said the investigation was happening in a fair manner and multiple agencies were working under no pressure.
On Sunday, eight people were killed in violence during a protest against the farm laws in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. Four of the dead were farmers who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers. In response, the farmers pulled the BJP workers from the vehicles and allegedly lynched them.
While the BJP has accused the Opposition of conspiring to gain mileage out of the situation, the opposition parties have demanded the resignation of MoS Ajay Misra and the arrest of his son.
Incidentally, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) chief had met MoS Ajay Misra. An earlier communication said that Misra was the chief guest for the seventh national conference for heads of prisons of all states and UTS at Mahipalpur headquarter.
The programme was cancelled but is now back on track. The MoS will be attending the program on Thursday.
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