Understanding the political nature of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the BJP leadership is taking full vigil on the matter. The party has not reacted at the national level despite vehement attacks from farmer leaders to political parties. The entire matter is being resolved at the state level itself. Meanwhile, the central leadership has also taken cognizance of MP Varun Gandhi’s reaction on the matter.
The Lakhimpur Kheri incident, which took place amid the heat of the farmers’ agitation and electoral preparations in five states including Uttar Pradesh, has increased the concerns of the BJP. Its impact can be felt not only in Uttar Pradesh, but up to Uttarakhand and Punjab. In such a situation, despite facing political attacks, it is going on a strategy to cool the matter. There has been no response from the central government to the party at the central level on the matter. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, since his son’s name is in the case, is giving his own explanation.
According to sources, the BJP leadership believes that the Uttar Pradesh government has reduced the anger and resentment within 24 hours by negotiating with the angry farmers, promising compensation to the victims and government jobs to the family members. Since the matter is settled in the presence of the farmer leader Chaudhary Rakesh Tikait, the attitude of the farmers will not be so sharp on this. If we talk about the allegations of political parties, then BJP will deal with it later.
In Uttar Pradesh standing on electoral ground, this incident can act as a catalyst for the opposition. BJP does not want the opposition to take advantage of this incident and stand in the dock. Although the opposition’s attitude will remain hot and the allegations will continue to be made, but their effect will not be much after the anger of the angry farmers cools down. If there is some impact, the BJP can take more decisions.
According to sources, the BJP leadership has asked the Center not to make any rhetoric on the whole matter for the time being. However, in the meantime, MP Varun Gandhi has written a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, demanding compensation of one crore rupees to the deceased farmers and a CBI inquiry. According to sources, after this a central BJP functionary has spoken to him on the matter and advised him not to write such letters.