During the Lakhimpur incident, 8 people including 4 farmers and one journalist have died. After the arrest of prime accused Ashish Mishra, opposition is demanding his father Ajay Mishra's resignation. Opposition parties are saying that fair investigation is not possible if Ajay Mishra holds office. Regional organisations as well as veteran journalists are also of the opinion that if Ajay Mishra stays in office , he will influence the investigation. Members of the Congress Party led by Priyanka Gandhi, staged a silent protest in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Lucknow, demanding the minister of home affairs of state, Ajay Mishra's resignation.