Bharatiya Kisan (BKU) union leader Rakesh Tikayit said Saturday that the killing of BJP workers in Lakhimpur-Heri was only “a reaction to action” after an SUV hit demonstrators breaking farm law.
Eight people have died in violence that erupted on October 3 after an SUV allegedly ran over a group of anti-farm law protesters protesting the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road to Lakhimpur. Heri. Among the dead were farmers, BJP workers and a journalist.
“The killing of two BJP workers in Lakhimpur-Heri after a convoy of vehicles mowed four farmers is a reaction to the action. I do not consider the participants in the murders to be guilty, ”Tikait said in response to a question asked in the press. conference here.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Yogendra Yadav said: “We are saddened by the loss of life, be it BJP workers or farmers. It was unfortunate and we hope that justice has been done. “
Farmer leaders on Saturday demanded that Trade Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son be arrested in connection with the Lahimpur Kheri violence, and said the incident was a “premeditated conspiracy.”
Ajay Mishra should also be removed from the government because he started this conspiracy and also defends the perpetrators of this case, Yadav said during a press conference here.
He also said that on October 15, SCM, or Dussehra, would burn images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Interior Minister Amit Shah in protest against the violence.
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