After the violence in Lakhimpir Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, other opposition parties including the Congress have surrounded the BJP. Congress demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident and strict action against the culprits. Rahul Gandhi said those who remained silent even after Sunday’s incident at Lakhimpur Kheri were already dead and added that the farmers’ sacrifice would not go in vain.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, on the other hand, condemned the loss of lives in the violence and said a delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs would visit the affected families on October 4. Let us inform that eight people have lost their lives in the violence that took place before UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Lakhimpur Kheri. Reportedly, four farmers and four BJP workers are said to be among the dead.
Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “I strongly condemn the barbaric incident in Lakhimpur Kheri. BJP’s apathy towards our farmer brothers hurts me a lot. He further said that a delegation of five Trinamool Congress MPs will visit the families of the victims tomorrow. The farmers will get our unconditional support.
At the same time, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar also criticized the violence in Lakhimpuri Kheri. Pawar said it was a barbaric way to suppress the voice of farmers. He further said that I strongly condemn this khatna. At the same time, NCP spokesperson and Minister of State Nawab Malik tweeted this vandalism by the BJP Minister, his son and supporters is highly condemnable and we demand that all the criminals involved in this crime against our farmers should be punished under Section 302 of IPC. A case will be registered under