Punjab CM Channi says Lakhimpur Kheri incident ‘pre-planned’, to meet Amit Shah

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Channi said the incident was “premeditated to deliberately crush innocent farmers who were peacefully protesting against agricultural laws.”

Chandigarh (Sandeep Sharma): Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi Tuesday He condemned the tragic incident in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh as he left for New Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the matter.

Channi said the incident was “premeditated to deliberately crush innocent farmers who were peacefully protesting against agricultural laws.”

Holding a silent protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Gandhi Memorial Building here, Channi challenged the BJP to respect democratic morals and values ​​instead of the rule of coercion (‘danda raj’) to suppress the voice of the people. State government statement.

Along with his cabinet colleagues, MLAs and party workers, Channi resolved not to succumb to the excesses of the BJP-led government at the Center and in the states, to intimidate people by “exposing the reign of terror”.

He also likened the Lakhimpur Kheri incident to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said that the BJP “would not succeed in its nefarious designs of indulging in such dastardly activities to demoralize the farmers and thereby divert them from the path of peaceful agitation”. Will give.”

Channi also criticized the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the detention of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and said such acts would make the Congress stronger to overthrow the BJP government not only at the Center but also in other states. Will be

Further, the Chief Minister cautioned the Center not to “force the youth to follow the revolutionary path in the wake of such unfortunate incidents of Lakhimpur Kheri, which would ultimately lead to justice from great martyrs like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Udham Singh”. Inspired.” Channi also appealed to the Center to repeal the agricultural laws immediately.

He was accompanied by cabinet ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Rana Gurjit Singh, Pargat Singh, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Gurkeerat Singh Kotli, besides many MLAs and party leaders.

Uttar Pradesh Police Tuesday An FIR has been registered against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and 11 others for “disturbing the peace” in the state.

Eight people died in Lakhimpur Kheri incident Sunday. United Kisan Morcha (SKM) Sunday A statement regarding the incident claimed the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, while the other was allegedly shot dead by his convoy. Vehicles crushed.

Refuting the SKM’s allegations, MoS Teni said that his son was not present at the spot and said that some miscreants got along with the protesting farmers and pelted stones at the car leading to an “unfortunate incident”.

First published:October 5, 2021, 5:33 pm

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