- BJP leader said – national unity should not be kept in abeyance for political gains
- Calling the protesting farmers Khalistani was an insult to those who shed blood for the country
- Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra was arrested in this case on Saturday.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday alleged that an attempt is being made to make the incident of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri as Hindu versus Sikh. He said that this effort is not only creating “immoral and wrong perception” but also “dangerous”.
National unity should not be put on hold for profit
He had also shared videos regarding the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri in the past and demanded action against the culprits. After this, Varun was thrown out of the newly formed National Working Committee of the BJP. He said in a tweet, ‘An attempt is being made to make the Lakhimpur Kheri incident a Hindu vs Sikh fight. It is not only immoral and creating misinformation, but it is dangerous to draw such a line and try to beat their wounds, which have taken generations to heal. We should not put national unity on hold for political gains.
If it causes the wrong kind of reaction
Varun Gandhi said that the struggle for justice in Lakhimpur Kheri is about the merciless killing of poor farmers and it has nothing to do with any particular religion. “To brand the protesting farmers as Khalistanis is not only an insult to the great sons of the country who fight and shed blood for the security of our borders but is also dangerous to the national unity, if it leads to the wrong kind of reaction,” he said.
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Ashish Mishra arrested after interrogation
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence during the protest against the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday in Tikoniya area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. In this case, a case has been registered against many people including Ashish, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Ashish Mishra on Saturday after nearly 12 hours of questioning in connection with the violence.