Farmers begin three-day protest in Lakhimpur, want MoS Ajay Mishra sacked

Updated: Aug 18 2022 7:18PM

Farmers begin three-day protest in Lakhimpur, want MoS Ajay Mishra sacked

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Aug 18 (PTI) Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday began a three-day protest, demanding the sacking of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra over the violence here last year for which his son is in the dock.

The protesters, who included farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu as well, also demanded a law on minimum support price (MSP) for their crops and withdrawal of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Bhartiya Kisan Union-Tikait and other constituents of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) gave the call for the 75-hour-long sit-in from August 18 to 20 to seek "justice" in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.