Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, together with a number of social gathering MLAs, held a protest exterior the Raj Bhavan right here on Monday towards the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Uttar Pradesh. Sidhu, different Congress legislators together with Madan Lal Jalalpur, Gurpreet Singh and a number of other members of the Punjab Youth Congress sat exterior the residence of the Governor Banwarilal Purohit and raised slogans towards the BJP.
They demanded the arrest of the son of Union Minister of State for Dwelling Ajay Mishra for his alleged involvement within the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Eight folks had been killed as violence erupted throughout a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday, claiming the lives of each farmers and BJP employees forward of a go to by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Of the eight lifeless, 4 had been travelling in vehicles, apparently part of a convoy of BJP employees who had come to welcome the minister. They had been allegedly thrashed to loss of life. The 4 others had been farmers, officers mentioned. An FIR has been registered towards Mishra’s son and a number of other others in reference to the violence.
The protesters additionally condemned the detention of Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s remarks allegedly towards farmers. On Sunday, Khattar talked about “tit for tat” throughout a gathering of the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) Kisan Morcha in Chandigarh when he advised the gathering to kind teams of 500 to 1,000 and be ready to even go to jail.
The Chandigarh police detained Sidhu and the opposite protesters and took them in a bus from exterior the Raj Bhawan.