Parliament Live Updates: Oppn. demands Minister Teni’s resignation

MPs gather around the well of the house, asking the government to sack Minister Ajay Mishra Teni- the prime accused in Lakhimpur violence- from the government immediately.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demands immediate resignation of Ajay Mishra Teni from the government in Lok Sabha and calls him ‘criminal’, after the SIT report called the Lakhimpur Kheri violence a pre-planned conspiracy.

“This minister should be removed from the government. He is a criminal, and was actively involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence,” Gandhi said in his speech.

The proceedings of the Question Hour were disrupted after Congress MPs protested in the well of Lok Sabha. The House was adjourned till 2 PM. The Opposition leaders continued to protest and the Speaker was unable to deter the agitated leaders.

Rahul Gandhi in a press conference said that the opposition leaders should be allowed to speak about the “murder” that was committed in Lakhimpur Kheri and added that the government tried to exonerate those he called ‘killers’ by painting it to be an act of negligence when it was clearly a well planned conspiracy.

Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda also gave an adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha over Lakhimpur Kheri incident and reiterated the Opposition’s demand that the Government take the resignation of Minister Ajay Teni immediately.

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