Farmer union leaders meet authorities on ‘unfulfilled’ demands of Lakhimpur violence victims : The Tribune India

Farmer union leaders meet authorities on ‘unfulfilled’ demands of Lakhimpur violence victims

Tikait said the officials have assured them of speedy disposal of the demands

Farmer union leaders meet authorities on ‘unfulfilled’ demands of Lakhimpur violence victims

Rakesh Tikait- File photo



PTI

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), May 5

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait and representatives of 23 other farmer unions on Thursday took up with the administration the matter of “unfulfilled” demands of the victims of the last year violence here.

Eight people were killed in the violence on October 3 last year. Of the eight killed, four were farmers, who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the Tikunia area.

The other four were two BJP workers, a driver and a journalist.

Tikait along with the other leaders, all part of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), also met the family members of the four farmers who are in jail in connection with the killing of the two BJP workers and the driver.

They called on District Magistrate Mahendra Bahadur Singh and Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Suman, and apprised them about their demands.

Talking to reporters after their meeting with the district authorities, Tikait said that the SKM delegation apprised the administration about the “unfulfilled” commitments that included compensation to the injured and service to an eligible member of the aggrieved families.

The BKU leader was referring to the agreement between farmers and the administration on October 4 last year.

Tikait said the officials have assured them of speedy disposal of the demands.

On allegations of the family members of the four jailed farmers that SKM leaders have ignored them, Tikait said their anguish is genuine.

However, he added that the matter is in the court and the SKM will explore all legal options and provide all assistance to the four farmers.

Tikait reiterated his demand of resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra over the violence.

He said the SKM will launch an agitation if required to press for the demands.

#lakhimpur violence #rakesh tikait

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Exit Polls LIVE Updates: Pollsters predict who will win Gujarat, Himachal

Exit Polls LIVE Updates: BJP predicted to retain Gujarat, close contest in Himachal

Voting for final phase of Gujarat polls ends, counting of vo...

Centre wants Delhi-Centre power row to be referred to larger Supreme Court bench

Centre wants Delhi-Centre power row to be referred to larger Supreme Court bench

The Delhi govt opposes the Centre's plea saying it will only...

2 men desecrate village gurdwara in Punjab’s Jalandhar

2 men desecrate village gurdwara in Punjab's Jalandhar

According to CCTV footage, the two men enter the gurdwara an...


Cities

View All