Muzaffarnagar: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national president Naresh Tikait has appealed to BJP workers not to go to rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, saying that farmers are angry with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.
Addressing a farmers’ panchayat at the BKU headquarters in Sisoli on Sunday night, he alleged that the BJP was trying to defame the farmers’ movement by inciting violence.
He asked BJP workers not to visit rural areas to avoid any untoward incident.
came after comment Eight people died in violence during farmers’ protests on SundayClaims of killing both farmers and BJP workers ahead of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Lakhimpur.
Among the dead were four people in a car, apparently part of a convoy of BJP workers who had come to welcome the UP minister.
He was allegedly beaten to death.
Officials said four others were farmers.
Farmer leaders had claimed that the minister’s son Ashish Mishra was in one of the cars on which he rammed some protesters protesting the deputy CM’s visit.
Ajay Mishra, however, said that he and his son were not present at the spot as alleged by some farmer leaders and they have photo and video evidence to prove it.
Meanwhile, agitated BKU workers staged a sit-in protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday night and blocked a road in Shamli district.
The protesters submitted a memorandum to the District Magistrate of Shamli demanding action against Ashish Mishra.