Need for joint opposition action against oppression by Government in UP: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi : Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut will meet Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi and discuss about Lakhimpur Violence. Plans afoot for joint opposition action on Lakhimpur. The Lakhimpur incident has shaken the world for many. Eight people have been killed.

Citing the detention of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and restriction on movement of political leaders to meet farmers, Raut said he would meet Rahul Gandhi later in the day as there was a need for a joint opposition against the oppression meted out by the government in UP.

Taking to Twitter, the MP wrote, “#LakhimpurKheriViolence has shaken the nation,@priyankagandhi has been arrested UP govt, opposition leaders are being restricted from meeting farmers. There is need for joint opposition action against oppression by Government in UP. Meeting @RahulGandhi at 4.15 pm today. Jai Hind!”

The Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana, which is edited by Raut, has also questioned Modi’s silence on the Lakhimpur incident. In an editorial, the Sena said Modi was a “very sensitive and emotional person”, while adding that it was “surprising” that he had not offered condolences to the families of the people killed. 

It says, “There have been many occasions where the Prime Minister was seen getting emotional over the issues of the poor. It is surprising that the sensitive Modi has not expressed condolences to families of the farmers who were crushed to death…”

Modi is on a visit to UP attend to participate in a three-day urban conclave event in Lucknow and other government programmes, including handing over keys of PMAY-U houses to 75,000 beneficiaries. 

Meanwhile a Trinamool Congress delegation comprising MPs Kakoli Ghosh, Sushmita Sen, Dola Sen and Pratima Mandal is said to have met the families of the deceased farmers with Sushmita alleging that not only were farmers run over on Sunday leading to deaths of four, shots were also fired.

Congress leaders Priyanka Vadra and Deepender Hooda, meanwhile, remain in preventive detention at Sitapur guesthouse near Lakhimpur Kheri.

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