MoS Home Ajay Kumar Mishra meets Amit Shah; attends office MHA-LD SHAH-MISHRA MoS Home Ajay Kumar Mishra meets Amit Shah; attends office (Eds: '
Junior minister Ajay Kumar Mishra met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday for the first time since a murder case was registered against Mishra's son for allegedly mowing down four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, sources said.
The opposition has been demanding the sacking of Mishra, who is a Minister of State for Home, over the incident, though he has denied allegations of his son's involvement. Meanwhile, a media invite for an event scheduled for Thursday in which Mishra was the chief guest and was supposed to deliver a speech has been ''cancelled''.
A media officer for the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) said the programme was being put on ''hold and the invitation may be treated as cancelled''.
The event is related to the two-day 7th national conference of heads of prisons of all states and Union Territories.
Nityanand Rai, who is also Minister of State for Home, is the chief guest for the valedictory session of this conference on Friday.
The minister has denied the allegations by the farmers' unions that his son was in one of the cars that mowed the farmers and said he has evidence to show that Ashish was at an event being held elsewhere.
According to his version, a vehicle, carrying BJP workers, turned turtle after protesters pelted stones at it. The farmers came under the vehicle and died, he had said.
Four occupants of the car were then pulled out and beaten to death allegedly by the protestors.
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