Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today condemned the killing of two farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri when a car in the convoy of a Union minister’s son rammed into peaceful protesting farmers.
Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today condemned the killing of two farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri when a car in the convoy of a Union minister’s son rammed into peaceful protesting farmers.
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In a statement issued here today, the Deputy Chief Minister said that he had sent a team of senior officials to Lakhimpur Kheri to ascertain the details and assured all possible assistance to the victims.
He alleged that farmers were protesting on the roadside and waving black flags at a Union minister’s convoy. He said it was only a symbolic protest.
But a car in the convoy of the special minister’s son allegedly rammed into the protesters, killing two farmers on the spot and injuring eight others.
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s. Randhawa demanded immediate arrest of the culprits, registration of a case of murder against them and proper compensation to the families of the deceased and the injured.
It was a brutal killing of farmers at the hands of a BJP leader who was peacefully protesting against the farmers, he said.
It was a test for UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath whether he would do justice to the farmers by arresting and punishing the culprits, he said.
Promising justice to the victims, S. Randhawa said, the Punjab government will provide all possible help to them.
Reiterating his government’s support for farmers, the Deputy Chief Minister said that he was already in touch with farmer leaders who were updating him about the latest developments. He said that the sacrifice of both the farmers would not be allowed to go in vain and the guilty would not be spared.
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He also appealed to the central government to move away from its stubborn stand and repeal the three laws so that precious lives are not lost.
First published:October 3, 2021, 8:37 PM