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Ajay Mishra Teni defeated by SP candidate, Lakhimpur Kheri victims’ kin say ‘public delivered justice’

Lucknow: Union Minister of State and BJP candidate from UP’s Kheri Lok Sabha seat Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ lost to Samajwadi Party candidate Utkarsh Verma by a margin of over 34,000 votes Tuesday. A family member of a journalist who died in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri incident, for which the minister’s son is on trial, has called it “half-justice”.Speaking to ThePrint, Durgesh Kashyap, cousin of journalist Raman Kashyap, who was killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, said the “public has done justice to the departed souls”. “When the BJP fielded Teni from the constituency, it was like a tight slap on our faces. But, today, the public has done justice for us,” he added. Show Full Article While SP’s Verma secured 5,57,365 votes, Teni polled 5...