The ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ has called for a state-wide bandh in Maharashtra on October 11 against the incident of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: The Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra government, has called for a state-wide bandh on October 11 against the incident of violence at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Jayant said. . Patil.
According to the Maharashtra CMO, the Maharashtra cabinet has also passed a resolution condoling the unfortunate death of farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident in Uttar Pradesh. The cabinet also stood for two minutes and paid tribute to the deceased farmers.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the Punjab Congress will take out a march from Mohali in Punjab to the violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi is going to the violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri. Gandhi is accompanied by senior party leaders Bhupesh Baghel, Charanjit Singh Channi and others.
Uttar Pradesh Police said eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday. Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, arrived with three vehicles when the farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and landed on the farmers. And finally attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk too directly, tried to drive a vehicle over him.
However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place. MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants along with the protesting farmers pelted stones at the car, leading to an “unfortunate incident”.
First published:Oct. 6, 2021, 6:22 PM