Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Sanjay Raut tweets Need for joint-opposition action in UP

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that the opposition parties need to act unitedly after the Lakhimpur Kheri incident

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Published on 5 Oct 2021 11:45 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that the opposition parties need to act unitedly after the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Sanjay Raut informed that he will meet former Congress President Rahul Gandhi this evening.

He tweeted, '#LakhimpurKheriViolence has shaken the nation, @priyankagandhi has been arrested UP govt, opposition leaders are being restricted from meeting farmers. There is need for joint opposition action against oppression by Government in UP. Meeting @RahulGandhi at 4.15 pm today, Jai Hind.'

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was detained on the way to the place after the death of eight people, including four farmers, in the Tikunia area of ​​Lakhimpur Kheri is still in police custody after 30 hours.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence that erupted in Tikunia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday against the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to the native village of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. A case has been registered against many people including Mishra's son Ashish in this case.

What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri?

Farmers were staging a sit-in at Benipur village located in Lakhimpur Kheri and sat on protest at a Helipad, where the helicopter of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya was supposed to be landed. After which it was decided that the Deputy Chief Minister will reach Lakhimpur Kheri via road.

A group of unidentified persons allegedly opened fire at the farmers. Some of the farmers were reportedly even run over by a vehicle. Following this, the angry farmers retaliated by setting two SUVs on fire. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident called it unfortunate.

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