Congress veteran Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and said he should at least utter “a word of sympathy”. Kapil Sibal has asked PM Modi by tweeting that why are you silent. A total of eight people, including four protesting farmers, were killed in a clash that took place at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. The matter is still pending in the Supreme Court.
Kapil Sibal tweeted on Lakhimpur Kheri incident, ‘Horrifying incident of Lakhimpur Kheri. Modi ji, why are you silent? Just a word of sympathy is needed from your side. It shouldn’t be difficult.’ The Congress leader also asked this question, ‘If you were in the opposition, how would you have reacted? Please tell us.’
Earlier, Kapil Sibal had requested the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. However, as soon as the Supreme Court gave its consent to hear the matter, Sibal expressed his gratitude to the court. Let us inform that on the petition of two lawyers, the Supreme Court has sought a status report of the case from the Yogi government.
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that broke out against the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday in Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. In this case, a case has been registered against many people including Ashish, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.