The opposition has started giving importance to the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Not only UP, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Bengal to Maharashtra, the main issue of politics in all non-BJP ruled states is Lakhimpur Kheri at this time. Opposition parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party have got a big issue after a long time, then every party has started making maximum use of it. The way the opposition parties have started the siege of the BJP, the big question is arising whether it will prove to be a game changer for the opposition for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?
Leaders gathering in Lakhimpur
9 people including 4 farmers have lost their lives in the violence in Lakhimpur on Sunday. Political parties were yet to find a place in the one-year-long peasant movement against the three agricultural laws. But after the violence in Lakhimpur, there may have been a reconciliation between the Yogi government and farmer organizations, but political parties have marched to Lakhimpur Kheri to ‘fight for justice’. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi had reached Lucknow late on the same day, but was taken into custody in Sitapur. On Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Lakhimpur with the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Chhattisgarh, besides sister Priyanka Gandhi, while Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh also met the families of the deceased farmers. On Thursday, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav will go, while leaders of other opposition parties are also in the queue.
Congress trying to take advantage in Punjab elections?
The Congress, which is battling with internal strife in Punjab, has grasped the Lakhimpur incident with both hands. The farmers who were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri were Sikhs and the Congress feels that by standing firmly with them, it can gain the sympathy of Sikhs in Punjab as well. This is the reason why Rahul Gandhi also took Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi with him in Lakhimpur. At the Lucknow airport itself, he announced financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh each for the families of the deceased farmers. On the other hand, Punjab Congress has announced a march from Mohali to Lakhimpur under the leadership of Navjot Singh Sidhu.
11 closed in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing regret over the death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, the three parties involved in Maha Vikas Aghadi, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP have announced a bandh on October 11. In view of the large population of farmers in Maharashtra, all the three parties want the image of BJP to be projected as anti-farmer and send the message across the state through the bandh.
Congress has shown activism, will the claim be strong?
The opposition is not only having to fight against the Modi government at this time, but there is also a struggle about who should lead the opposition in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections? The manner in which the Congress party has shown activism regarding the Lakhimpur violence has not only encouraged the party cadre, but also the opposition %.