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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Sidhu, other Congress leaders stage a sit-in outside Punjab Governor’s house

By PTI

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu along with several party MLAs staged a sit-in outside the Raj Bhavan here on Monday against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Uttar Pradesh.

Sidhu, Madan Lal Jalalpur, Gurpreet Singh along with other Congress MLAs and several members of Punjab Youth Congress sat on a dharna outside the residence of Governor Banwarilal Purohit and raised slogans against the BJP.

They demanded the arrest of the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra for his alleged involvement in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Eight killed in violence during farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri On Sunday, claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Four of the eight dead were traveling in cars, apparently part of a convoy of BJP workers who had come to welcome the minister.

He was allegedly beaten to death. Officials said four others were farmers.

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An FIR has been registered against Mishra’s son and several others in connection with the violence.

The protesters also condemned the detention of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s remarks allegedly against farmers.

On Sunday, Khattar spoke about “tit for like” during a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Kisan Morcha in Chandigarh, when he told the gathering to form groups of 500 to 1,000 and be ready to go to jail. asked for

The Chandigarh Police detained Sidhu and other protesters and made them board a bus from outside the Raj Bhavan.

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