Lucknow: Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi is once again heading to Lakhimpur Kheri to pay the final prayers and to participate in the “antim ardas”, (final rites) to the 8 farmers who were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district earlier this month. This incident has led to a huge violence among the protestors and the family of the deceased farmers.
Following this incident it has led to heavy barricading and strict police checks are now allotted in the Lucknow- Sitapur Lakhimpur highway. Apart from this the banners have been put up on the sideways of the highway which says, “Rahul Gandhi Go Back, Priyanka Gandhi Go Back". All the banners that were put up went on to say that they didn’t want any fake sympathy that is being shown by the Congress leaders.
The preparations of the final prayers are going on away from the spot where the violence and the massacre incident took place, which was in Tikonia village of Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh. The son of Union Minister Ashish Mishra has been arrested regarding the run over of the black SUV, during the protests of the farmers on 3rd October who were seen protesting the three central laws, which lead to the killing of the 8 farmers.
The “Antim ardas”, will see the farmers and the leaders of the different farm unions belonging from different states and districts participating in the prayer meet. Even the farm leader and the national spokesperson of (BKU), Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Rakesh Tikat too arrived last night ahead of the programme. On asking whether the other political leaders will be the part of the prayers,
BKU district Vice president went on to say that “No political leader will be allowed”, to share the stage only the SKM leaders will be seen on the stage. The SKM (Samyukta Kishan Morcha) is the huge umbrella body of the farmer union, who are spreading the ongoing protests of the three agriculture laws. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi returned after a week amid her arrest while she was on the way to meet the families of the deceased farmers. The dramatic violence took up during her arrest.
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