With Just 6 months left for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the increasing cases of violence in the state are creating troubles for the state government. The Lakhimpur Kheri incident has once again given the opposition a chance to raise questions on the government. The opposition is even holding government responsible for the incident, since the farmers are accusing son of Union Minister(MOS) Ajay Kumar Mishra for the entire incident.
Last Sunday, the farmers, while protesting against the three farm laws, entered into a violent tussle, in which 8 people lost their lives. This incident is once again raising questions on State government and its functionality. The protestors have accused Ashish Mishra, son of Amit Kumar Mishra(MOS Home Affairs) of making his car ram the protesting farmers, in which four protestors died. In return, the protesting farmers burnt 2 cars and killed three BJP workers and a driver by beating them up ruthlessly.
After this violent outburst, the entire state opposition is expressing its concern and support for farmers and are criticising the government. The Yogi government has been accused of behaving insensitively and mercilessly by the Face of Opposition- Akhilesh Yadav. The opposition has also asked the state government to pay financial assistance to the families of the protestors who died in the clash.
The spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Rakesh Tikait, has demanded for the suspension of MOS Home Affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra and registration of a murder case against his son Ashish Mishra. The state government has expressed its concern over the incident and has appealed to everyone to not be misguided by anyone.
The farmers have been protesting since almost a year against the three farm laws that the government passed on September 17,2020. They have demanded that the three laws shall be taken back and a law regarding security of MSP shall be brought in by the government.