Chandigarh, Oct 9: BJP nationwide normal secretary Tarun Chugh on Saturday slammed opposition events for allegedly attempting to “covertly hijack” the farmers’ agitation by making political capital out of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. In a press release, Chugh accused the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of “faking sympathy” for farmers in view of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Meeting polls.
Eight individuals have been killed within the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Of those, 4 have been farmers, who have been allegedly knocked down by autos pushed by BJP staff travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an occasion within the space. Chugh mentioned that the Uttar Pradesh authorities has registered legal instances in reference to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and instituted a judicial fee beneath a retired excessive court docket choose.
So on this scenario, it is just however “low-cost politics” that political events are making a beeline for Lakhimpur Kheri simply to “pay lip service” to farmers, he mentioned. It was a legislation and order drawback in Lakhimpur Kheri and the UP authorities has been coping with it firmly.
Chugh mentioned that the UP authorities has stood firmly by the affected households and has assured all of them assist, following which they withdrew their agitation. However, he mentioned, political events just like the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, after having did not do something for the welfare of farmers after they have been in energy, are actually “faking sympathy” for them.
Apart from the 4 farmers, two BJP staff, a driver of Ajay Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a non-public TV channel, have been killed within the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
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