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Highlights:

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking him not to share the stage with Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’
  • Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’s’ son, Ashish Mishras is one among the 13 accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived at Lucknow after visiting Mahoba and Jhansi on Friday

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him not to share the stage with Union Minister Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’, whose son has been detained in link with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Her letter to PM Modi reads, “If your intentions are clear don’t share dias with the union minister of state for home.” The Prime Minister is in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow for the DGP conference.

Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’s’ son, Ashish Mishra is one among the 13 accused in the violence that killed eight individuals on October 3 under the Tikunia police station limits of Lakhimpur Kheri. He was detained on October 9 and is serving in custody. The other accused are also lodged in judicial custody.

On Monday, a district court denied Ashish Mishra’s bail petition, ruling that the probe is still on in the incident of mowing down farmers by a vehicle and therefore the court did not find any genuine reason to release the main accused on bail.

The previous week, a forensic report confirmed that firing was executed from the licensed weapons of Ashish Mishra, his friend Ankit Das and his private gunner Latif alias Kaale. However, there was no clarity as to when and where the firing took place. An official noted that the report was not sufficient to claim that the firing was done by the same weapons at the violence site considering that no one suffered a bullet injury in the incident.

On the other hand, Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived at Lucknow after visiting Mahoba and Jhansi on Friday, where he delivered the indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH), drones, and electronic warfare suite to the three services as part of the Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at the ceremony.

After reaching the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Narendra Modi went to the Raj Bhavan and paid floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, as per a statement released by the Raj Bhavan.

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