New Delhi: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra has called for a state-wide bandh on Monday (October 11, 2021) to protest the killing of farmers on October 3 in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. Three allies of the MVA government, the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, have appealed to the people to support Monday’s Maharashtra bandh to protest the killing of four farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
The statewide shutdown will begin at 12 noon. NCP spokesperson and Minister of State Nawab Malik Said on Sunday.
“The BJP-led central government has allowed looting of agricultural produce through three new agricultural laws and now its minister’s kin are killing farmers. We have to show solidarity with the farmers,” he said.
MVA demands that Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misha sackedNCP leader said.
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Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole said that his party workers and leaders will observe a silent fast outside the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai to register their protest.
Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut on Saturday said his party would participate in the bandh with full force and said it was necessary to wake up people against the “anti-farmer” policies of the central government.
It should be noted that Eight people including four farmers died in Lakhimpur Kheri On October 3, farmers were killed when they were allegedly hit by vehicles carrying BJP workers, following which an angry mob allegedly thrashed some people in these vehicles. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son on Saturday night Police has arrested Ashish Mishra, accused of assault. He was named in an FIR after the allegation that he was one of the vehicles that crushed the farmers.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police has deployed maximum manpower to the best of its capacity on the roads to prevent any untoward incident during Maharashtra Bandh. The police officer had said on Sunday that patrolling would be intensified.
(with agency input)