Union Minister Ajay Mishra says 'his son was not in the car'

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Union Minister Ajay Mishra (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Union Minister Ajay Mishra (Image tweeted by @ANI)

Lucknow : Amid calls of arresting Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son for allegedly running car over protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district, he told reporters that his son was not in the car during the time of incident in which eight people have lost their lives. He also mentioned that the car lost its balance, following which it ran over the farmers.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Teni said, “My son was not there in the car. He was at the venue of the event. There is enough evidence that the stones were pelted which injured the driver. The driver was unconscious, the car lost its balance and ran over a few people present there.”

The MoS alleged that the driver was later lynched by the mob and car was set on to fire. “I was not present at the site. I am describing the incident as seen in the videos. One of our party workers has also given his statement. He has said that the people in the car ran to save their lives after the car was attacked. Even his cell phone was left behind in the car.”

His clarification came a day after a video went viral on social media showing his car running over the farmers on road.

“I have expressed sympathies towards those who have lost their lives. I am also a farmer and farmers can never be involved in such incidents. Some miscreants were present among farmers behind the incident. These miscreants want instability in the country,” he said.

“Farmers cannot be cruel enough to murder someone. I was so hurt that, I was not able to see the whole video,” he added.