Lucknow: Call it mayhem, it would be no gross exaggeration. And the alleged killing of four farmers mowed down by the convoy of union minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish’s convoy at Lakhimpur Kheri has opened a Pandora’s Box. Now, as per reports, the Uttar Pradesh administration led by CM Yogi Adityanath, is leaving no stone unturned to prevent opposition leaders from visiting the spot. Here are some developments:
SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav detained
Uttar Pradesh police have taken Samajwadi Party chief and former CM Akhilesh Yadav into custody while he was on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri
They are miscreants: Ajay Mishra
They were miscreants among the farmers. Since the beginning of the farmers’ agitation, many terror outfits including Babbar Khalsa are trying to create chaotic situation. This incident was a result of the same
Not allowed to move: BSP leader Satish Mishra
We want to visit there (Lakhmipur)… Would they mow down farmers with cars for protesting the black law? We are not being allowed to move citing law & order disturbance there. We demand (written) order if they want to house arrest us.
This is farmers’ country, not BJP’s: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who is captured in a video sweeping the floor at a Sitapur Guest House
Today’s incident shows that this government is using politics to mow down farmers. This is farmers’ country not BJP’s… I’m not committing any crime by deciding to meet victims’ kin…Why are you stopping us? You should have warrant…?
Baghel & Randhawa not to be allowed to land at Lucknow airport
UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi asks Lucknow airport not to allow Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel & Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land at the airport. Baghel & Randhawa have announced to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today, where 8 people died in clashes
Mamata to send team
West Bengal CM has decided to send a team comprising senior TMC leaders to visit the spot