Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel slams UP government, questions Centre’s mindset

Uttar Pradesh: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday (October 4, 2021) slammed the BJP-led government at the Center over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and said the way farmers were treated reflects the government’s mindset.

CM Baghel further said that the Lakhimpur Kheri incident showed that if anyone would stand against the government, he would be crushed.

Talking to ANI, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister said, “The way farmers were crushed in Lakhimpur Kheri, it shows the mindset of the government that if you stand against them, you will be crushed. This mentality is for the country. not good.”

This comes after the Uttar Pradesh government, earlier in the day, urged Baghel from Lucknow airport and Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder S Randhawa not to allow them to land at the airport before their scheduled journey to Lakhimpur Kheri, where 4 farmers Including 8 people died. on Sunday.

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“Why are people being stopped from going to Lakhimpur Kheri? Section 144 has been imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri, then why no one is allowed to land in Lucknow? Do people no longer have rights in UP? Do I need a visa to go to UP? He asked the UP government.

The Congress leader further attacked UP CM Yogi Adityanath over the law and order situation in the state.

Yogi Adityanath came to power in UP by promising better law and order. Now, the whole country can see that he is not able to control the law and order of the state.

Reacting to Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni who denied the allegations against his son, Baghel said, “If you are right and there is no truth in the allegations, then why are the leaders being stopped from going to Lakhimpur Kheri? “

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The United Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmers’ unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, had come with three vehicles when the farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and crushing the farmers. Were were Ant also directly attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk, trying to drive a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra Teni refuted the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the spot.

By Naveen Bharat Staff


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