Thursday, December 9, 2021
News

Rail Roko Andolan: Government has not spoken to us yet, says Rakesh Tikait

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | October 18, 2021 3:47:24 PM IST
As the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is staging a nationwide 'Rail Roko' protest to demand the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that the government has not spoken to them in this regard yet.

Speaking to ANI briefly, Tikait said, "This protest is being staged in different districts across the country. The people of the country who support this movement know about the Rail Roko andolan. The Central Government has not spoken to us yet in this matter."

As the 'Rail Roko Andolan' is being staged to protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case in various parts of the country, the Northern Railway informed on Monday that around 50 trains have been affected in this regard.

A statement issued by the umbrella body of farmers' unions on Sunday read, "To press for its demand for Ajay Mishra's dismissal and arrest, so that justice can be secured in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, SKM has announced a nation-wide rail roko program on October 18."

"SKM put out a call to its constituents to stop rail traffic for six hours on October 18, between 10 am and 4 pm. SKM asked for this action to be taken up peacefully, without any destruction and damage of any kind to any railway property," it said further.

A total of eight people including four farmers died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that took place on October 3.

However, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni had refuted the allegations saying that his son was not present at the site of the incident. Ashish reiterated the same and refuted SKM's allegations.

Later, several people, including Ashish Mishra, were arrested in the case. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Amid Omicron concerns people in Silicon ...
No need to panic, severity of Omicron is...
New Consul General of France meets K'tak...
Man passing himself as IB officer held i...
Soldier from Andhra among victims of cho...
US govt agency to provide $500 mn loan f...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'Take a bow': Finch hails Travis He... 
Ben Stokes suffers knee injury, med... 
Lakhmehar leads by slender one shot... 
'R is a lovely alphabet, but so is ... 
India extends suspension of interna... 
Algorithmic Biologics receives CE M... 
Bodies of chopper crash victims tak... 
Humanitarian supplies looted in nor...