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File murder case in Lakhimpur violence, Varun writes to UP CM

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File murder case in Lakhimpur violence, Varun writes to UP CM
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File murder case in Lakhimpur violence, Varun writes to UP CM
File murder case in Lakhimpur violence, Varun writes to UP CM

NEW DELHI: A day after eight people were killed in an incident of violence during a farmers’ protest in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday, BJP MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi on Monday wrote to UP chief minister
Yogi Adityanath, demanding that a murder case be lodged against those involved.
Highlighting that the farmers protesting against the new farm laws should be dealt with restraint and patience, Varun also demanded a CBI inquiry into the case in a time-bound manner and compensation of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the deceased farmers.
On Sunday, as violence erupted during a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, eight people, including both the farmers and BJP workers, were killed.
Two SUVs were set on fire by angry farmers in a clash near Banbirpur in Lakhimpur Kheri, one of the bloodiest since the protests started against the contentious farm laws, passed by the Centre last year.
Describing the incident as “heart-wrenching”, Varun said it has caused anguish and anger among the people of the country.
He requested Adityanath to identify all the suspects immediately and “take the strictest action by lodging a murder case under IPC section 302” against those involved in Sunday’s violence.
He said it would be appropriate to get the CBI to investigate this incident in a time-bound manner under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
Varun has been coming out in support of the protesting farmers for a while now, when they declared to campaign against the BJP in the state.
The Kheri incident comes months before the state goes to assembly elections and the ruling BJP government is already facing the wrath of the farmers who have been sitting on dharna on the outskirts of Delhi for 10 months now.
Reiterating the line that the “agitating farmer brothers are our own citizens”, the three-time BJP MP said they are suffering due to some issues and protesting under their democratic rights. “We should deal with them with great restraint and patience. In any case, we should treat our farmers with sensitivity and only in Gandhian and democratic way within the ambit of law,” he said.

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