Lakhimpur violence: Government, farmers reach an agreement to end protest
Lucknow : A case has been registered against the Union Minister Ajay Kumar's son and several others for their alleged connection in Sunday's violence in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri. Eight people had lost their lives in the violence that erupted during a farmers' protest against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad.
Two SUVs were gutted into fire after they allegedly hit a group of protesting farmers. Reports say that the two cars ran over some of the protesters. Angry protesters stopped the vehicles and set them ablaze.
According to a latest development, the protest has come to an end after the farmers and the government came to an agreement, which includes compensation to the family of deceased.
Earlier on Monday morning, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped and detained as she tried to visit the homes of farmers died in the incident.
Congress staged a protest in front of Gandhi Statue near Mantralaya over Lakhimpur Kheri violence. State Congress President Nana Patole, Congress leader Sachin Pilot and Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap were also present.
Meanwhile, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slammed the BJP government over the violence and said, "This is a very sad & unfortunate incident. I have no words to condemn this incident. They (BJP govt) don’t believe in democracy, they only want autocracy. Is this ‘Ram rajya’? No, this is ‘killing rajya’."