Lakhimpur Kheer. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait and representatives of 23 other farmer organizations, constituents of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), on Thursday raised with the administration the alleged unfulfilled demands of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Apart from this, Tikait along with other SKM leaders also met the family members of four farmers jailed for the alleged murder of two BJP workers and a driver in the violence that took place in Tikunia police station area of Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3, 2021. Of. With this, he said that till the Lakhimpur Kheri issue is not resolved, we will continue to hold such meetings and meet the officials. As long as the Lakhimpur Kheri case continues, we will keep coming here.
The delegation led by Tikait met Kheri District Magistrate Mahendra Bahadur Singh, Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Suman and apprised them of their demands. Talking to reporters after meeting with district officials, Rakesh Tikait said that the SKM delegation apprised the district administration about the unfulfilled commitments (in agreement between the farmers and the administration in the aftermath of Tikunia violence on October 4, 2021) , which included matters like compensation to the injured, service to the eligible members of the victims’ families, etc.
SKM will start the movement again
Tikait said that the administrative officials have assured him of early resolution of the demands coming under his jurisdiction. Tikait reiterated the demand for the resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra alias Teni and said that SKM would launch an agitation for this.
At the same time, on the issue of four farmers in jail, Tikait said that the pain of the family members is real. It is noteworthy that the families of these farmers had accused the SKM leaders of ignoring them. Tikait said that the matter is in court and SKM will brainstorm on all legal options and provide all help to the four farmers. Let us inform that on October 3 last year, eight people, including four farmers, a journalist, two BJP workers and a driver, were killed in violence during the farmers’ agitation at Tikunia in Lakhimpur Kheri.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2022, 00:00 IST