Lakhimpur Kheri incident: MVA calls for bandh in Maharashtra on Oct 11
'Maha Vikas Aghadi' has called for a statewide bandh in Maharashtra on October 11 against the violence incident in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri
New Delhi: The 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', an alliance between the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra government, has called for a statewide bandh on October 11 against the violence incident in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri, said Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Jayant Patil.
The Maharashtra cabinet has also passed a resolution to express its condolences over the unfortunate death of farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident in Uttar Pradesh, according to Maharashtra CMO. The Cabinet also stood for two minutes and paid tributes to the deceased farmers.
The Punjab Congress will also march from Punjab's Mohali to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri on Thursday to protest against the "brutal murder" of farmers there, said Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Meanwhile, a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi is going to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri. Gandhi is accompanied by senior party leaders Bhupesh Baghel, Charanjit Singh Channi among others.
As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a vehicle over him.
However, Ashish Mishra refuted SKM's allegations and said he was not present at the spot where the incident took place. MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants mingled with protesting farmers and pelted the stones at the car which lead to the "unfortunate incident".