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Today, it has been informed that on October 16, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The meeting will take place a day after Dussehra which also aims to discuss issues faced by farmers.

Sources revealed that the highest executive body of the party is likely to address a few of the questions related to the political turmoil in its Punjab unit. These questions have been demanded by G23 leaders. Commenting in detail, the meeting is scheduled to take place physically after 18 months, when CWCs have been conducted virtually due to COVID-19.

Following the visit to the Lakhimpur Kheri district by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the meeting will focus on the farmers’ issues. The violence took place after eight individuals including farmers and a journalist were allegedly mowed down by a car belonging to Union minister of state for home Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni. The farmers claimed that Teni’s son, Ashish Mishra was in the car that ran over the people. Congress has demanded the sacking of the minister and the arrest of his son.

Meanwhile, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had drafted a letter to party interim chief Sonia Gandhi last month. Azad had demanded a CWC meeting to discuss the political situation in Punjab and Goa units.

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