senior congress leader Kapil Sibal Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked how he would have reacted to the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri in which eight people were killed.
Sibal tweeted, “Modi ji, why are you silent? We need just one word of sympathy from you. It shouldn’t be difficult. What would be your reaction if you were in the opposition? Please let us know.”
The Congress, which has continued its attack on the Center and the Yogi Adityanath government over Sunday’s violence, is demanding the resignation of Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son allegedly rammed an SUV while protesting farmers .
Lakhimpur Kheri Horror
Why are you silent ?
We just need a word of sympathy from you
It shouldn’t be difficult!
If you were in opposition, what would be your reaction?
please tell us
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) 8 October 2021
Days after the incident, Ashish, the son of the minister accused of murder in the farmer’s death, has been called for questioning, UP Police said on Thursday. Police said that two people present at the spot have been arrested. Though the Minister of State for Home has admitted that the SUV belonged to him, he said that he and his son were not present at the spot.
On Wednesday, top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Lakhimpur Kheri and met families whose loved ones had died in the violence.
“If the Minister of State for Home does not resign nor is he dismissed, it means that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending a message to the public that if someone is in power, if he is a minister, he can Anything,” Ms Gandha Vadrai told reporters in Moharnia, where she met family members of Gurvinder Singh, one of the four farmers killed in the violence.
The Supreme Court, which is hearing a petition regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri incidents, on Thursday questioned “how many people have been arrested” and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a status report by today.