NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence. Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and said that only “a word of sympathy” was needed from him.
In a tweet, Sibal said, “Lakhimpur Kheri Horror. Modi ji, why are you silent? We need just one word of sympathy from you. It shouldn’t be difficult!” “If you were in the opposition, what would have been your reaction? Please tell us,” the Rajya Sabha MP said.
Lakhimpur Kheri Horror
Why are you silent ?
We just need a word of sympathy from you
It shouldn’t be difficult!
If you were in opposition, what would be your reaction?
please tell us
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) 8 October 2021
Earlier this week, Sibal had requested the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
He later thanked the Chief Justice of India after the Supreme Court took cognizance of the incident and said that the courts in India are temples of justice which can restore the faith of the voiceless.
Four farmers were crushed by an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri when a group agitating against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws demonstrated against the visit of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The UP Police on Thursday made the first arrest by detaining two people in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and also called Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, for questioning.