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Punjab CM seeks permission to visit UP after violence

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said that he is expressing solidarity with the families of the farmers. (file)

Chandigarh:

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today said that he would visit Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar PradeshWhere yesterday 8 people including 4 farmers died.

“Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families of the farmers, I am leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri to be with my brothers and sisters in this hour of grief. I have obtained permission from the UP government to take off and land the chopper at the site. also asked.” Mr Channi tweeted.

The Punjab government has written to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking permission to land and take off the Chief Minister’s helicopter.

“As you are aware that due to the situation arising out of the incident and deaths of farmers protesting peacefully in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister wishes to meet the families concerned to be with them in this hour of grief,” the Punjab Government said. Director of Civil Aviation said in a letter to UP Additional Chief Secretary Avnish Awasthi.

It is requested that the Chief Minister’s helicopter be allowed to take off and land, it said.

However, the Uttar Pradesh government had earlier in the day written to the Punjab chief secretary urging the state not to allow anyone to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, where Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been invoked following the death of eight. . People.

Several opposition leaders from various parties including Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa are scheduled to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today.

The Uttar Pradesh government has urged the Lucknow airport not to allow Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land at the airport before their scheduled visit to Lakhimpur Kheri today.

Eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, police said.

Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur Kheri, confirmed the death of eight people, including four farmers and four riders, in vehicles that allegedly rammed the farmers.

Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, arrived with three vehicles when the farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and landed on the farmers. And finally attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk too directly, tried to drive a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NB staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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