Ten days later Four farmers were killed One and four people belonging to Union Moses Ajay Mishra were killed in a head-on collision with a group of agricultural protesters in Lakhimpur Kerry, Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brijesh Pathak has been visiting the area since Wednesday as senior BJP leader.
But the minister left after visiting the families of two of those killed: Hari Om Misra, the driver of BJP worker Subham Misra and Moss Ajay Misra. He did not meet the other four families who lost farmers Nachatar Singh and Lovepreet Singh, BJP worker Shyam Sunder Nishat and journalist Raman Kashyap.
The other two farmers killed were Gurwinder Singh and Diljeet Singh, both from the neighboring Bahraich district.
When in contact Indian ExpressPathak said: “Since I live near the scene of the incident, I will visit the families of Nishat and Kashyap as soon as they return to normalcy in the area.” The minister also said he would hold talks with the families of the slain farmers “as soon as the situation returns to normal”.
Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. Bharatiya Kisan Union (PKU) leader Rakesh Thikit warned the families of the slain farmers that “it may be too late for the BJP minister to arrive”. “There may be a reaction from families, so if anyone has to go, permission must be obtained from families,” he said.
BJP district president Sunil Singh said Nishat’s family, who belong to the OBC community, had been assured that another delegation led by the party’s state general secretary Amar Paul Moriya would visit Lakhimpur on October 16. Kashyap’s family.
The families of Nachatar Singh and Lovepreet Singh were not available for comment. Guru Sevak, brother of 18-year-old Gurwinder Singh in Bahraich, said the minister should “not come to politics and share our grief”. “If he wants to come, he must remove the flag of his party and come,” he said.
In contact with the families of Subham Misra and Hari Om Misra, Law Minister Pathak promised to fulfill the demands including “arms license, status of BJP martyr and fair investigation into their murders”.
When asked about his arrival, Pathak told The Indian Express: “I met with the families to offer condolences and guarantee a fair trial. The families had some demands, including an arms license, as there was a security threat.
Speaking to The Indian Express on Wednesday afternoon, he said the BJP was heading to Singahi area in Lakhimpur Kerry. No minister came to meet us and the local ministers did not give us any information about the visit of any minister. We want to meet anyone who wants to share our grief, ”said Nishat’s brother Sanjay.
Nishat (30) is survived by his parents, Balak Ram (52) and Poolmati (47), wife Ruby (25), and two daughters, aged three and others seven months.
Kashyap’s family said no one had contacted them about the minister’s visit. “We are waiting for people to come and share our grief. He is a minister, so he may have met us. No one in the administration has told us anything about any visit,” said Kashyap’s brother Pawan.
His family says he was also killed in Kashyap’s car attack. In addition to his father, Kashyap has his wife Aradhana (32) and their two and 11-year-old children.
In the Sivpuri area, BJP worker Subham Misra, 26, and his uncle Anoop Misra said: “Law Minister Daswan met us at his place (10th day). He wanted to meet us at home but we were in a place of mourning. The minister told us that our son would be given BJP martyr status.
According to him, Pathak assured the family that action would be taken against those responsible for his death. “He took care of our family and assured us that our daughter-in-law would get a job,” the uncle said.
Subham Mishra, a businessman, is survived by his wife Rekha and one-year-old daughter Angel.
Pathak also met the family of Hari Om Misra, 27, of Barcera village. “He assured us that our family would be taken care of. He assured us that the BJP would give Hari Om the status of a martyr,” said Hari Om’s cousin Rajinikanth Misra.
When asked about Padak’s visit, Congress state president Ajay Kumar Lallu, accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi, visited Lakhimpur. This government protects the perpetrators and such visits, 10 days after the incident, show that they have no intention of ensuring justice for the victims.
Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said: “This visit makes no sense. It is a formality after much pressure from the opposition. The government wants to divert attention from this incident.