October 21, 2021

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BJP cites complaint, alleges Kheri instigator linked to SP

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BJP cites complaint, alleges Kheri instigator linked to SP
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BJP cites complaint, alleges Kheri instigator linked to SP
BJP cites complaint, alleges Kheri instigator linked to SP

NEW DELHI:Citing the complaint lodged on behalf of victims allegedly lynched by an agitated group of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri, BJP on Monday alleged that one of those responsible for arson is associated with Samajwadi Party, which it said has been doing politics over the violence in which eight persons were killed.
“The family of Shubham Mishra, who was killed in Lakhimpur, in their complaint to the police, has named Tejinder Singh Virk, whose link is with the Samajwadi Party and whom Akhilesh Yadav was describing as a farmer leader,” BJP IT department head Amit Malviya said and shared the copy of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family.
The BJP leader further alleged that in the name of farmers’ movement, SP and Congress are doing politics in Lakhimpur. Virk, who was also injured in the violence, hails from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. Soon after violence, Yadav had confirmed that he had spoken to Virk, few minutes before the violent events.
“Spoke to Tejinder Singh Virk ji, a farmer leader who was seriously injured in the incident of being trampled by BJP workers. In view of his critical condition, the government should immediately provide him the best treatment. Just one demand CM resign,” Yadav had tweeted on Sunday..
BJP, however, has disputed Akhilesh Yadav’s claim that Virk is a farmer leader and alleged that the latter was an Samajwadi Party activist and was responsible for instigating the mob to attack BJP workers, who had gone to welcome deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was about to reach there.
The UP police said on Monday they have booked Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni, his son Ashish Mishra and others for murder and other charges based on the complaint lodged by farmers in connection with Sunday’s violence in the state’s Lakhimpur district.
The minister, however, said that his son was not present at the spot and only the jeep owned by him ferrying BJP workers were there. “My son wasn’t present at the spot. There were miscreants who attacked workers with sticks and swords. If my son would’ve been there, he wouldn’t have come out alive,” he said Mishra further said, “During the Lakhimpur Kheri visit, our workers came to receive us amid farmers’ protest. Some miscreants from agitating farmers started stone pelting on the car and injured our driver. Due to this, our car got imbalanced and two people died coming under it. After this, our three workers were killed and cars were set on fire,” Mishra said.

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