Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Akhilesh Yadav Detained In Lucknow After Dharna

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who was staging a protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence outside his residence in Lucknow, has been detained by the police.

Speaking to the media person while protesting outside his residence in Lucknow, Yadav said: “Even Britishers would not have committed the kind of atrocities this government is committing against farmers. MoS Home Ajay Mishra and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya should resign.”

Earlier, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was on her way to Uttar Pradesh Lakhimpur Kheri district to visit the kin of the victims there, was also detained from Hargaon on Monday, claimed the party’s youth wing national president Srinivas BV claimed.

Srinivas, in his tweet in Hindi, said, “Finally that happened, what was expected from BJP. In the democratic country of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’, the worshipers of ‘Godse’ have arrested our leader @priyankagandhi Ji who fought with heavy rains and police force to meet the ‘Annadata’, from Hargaon. This is just the beginning of the fight!! Kisan Ekta Zindabad”.

In a video that he shared along with the tweet, Srinivas has called on all supports to reach the Sitapur police line.

As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. “Four farmers and four others have died (in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident). Probe underway. It’s an unfortunate incident, should not be politicized,” Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Chaurasiya told reporters.

Besides, UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi has asked Lucknow airport not to allow Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel & Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land at the airport Baghel & Randhawa have announced to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today.

Farmers submit complaint against Union MoS Teni, his son

Farmers have submitted a complaint against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni and his son Ashish Mishra Teni at Tikunia over Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Sunday.

Mayawati demands judicial probe in Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday alleged involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanded a judicial probe into the issue.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) issued a statement regarding the incident claiming the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son, while the others have been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy.

Meanwhile, refuting SKM’s allegations, MoS Teni said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants merged with protesting farmers and pelted the stones on the car which lead to the ‘unfortunate incident’.

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