Noida: Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi hitting out at Narendra Modi for not seeking the resignation of Union minister Ajay Mishra whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, says “A prime minister has a moral responsibility towards the country.”
In Lakhimpur Violence case, prime accused Ashish Mishra has been granted bail by Allahabad High Court. shish is the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni.
“The son of their minister mowed down six farmers but did he resign? Everyone says our prime minister is a good man, then why did he not ask his minister to resign? Does he not have any moral responsibility towards the country?” Priyanka Gandhi asked while addressing a poll programme in Rampur.
“Today that man has got bail and soon, he would be roaming around openly, the man who mowed you down. But whom did the government save? Did it save the farmers? Where were the police and the administration when farmers were killed?” she asked.
“But the father of the man, who did cause harm, stands on stages even today. A prime minister has a moral responsibility towards the nation and it is his dharma to fulfil this responsibility. This dharma is above every dharma. Whichever politician, prime minister or government fails to do this, must be ignored,” she said.
“Understand the game that is being played with you. I know that the people of Uttar Pradesh are wise and I have learnt from all of you that you know who works for you. Then why are you getting misled by speeches of casteism, communalism and seeing (videos) on WhatsApp? This is not benefitting you, but it only helps the politicians,” she added.
The Congress leader was at Rampur, which will be voting on February 14, to address a public event.
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