Why are you silent on Lakhimpur incident: Sibal to Modi
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis silence over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and said just one word of sympathy was needed from him.In a tweet, Sibal said, Lakhimpur Kheri Horror. We need just one word of sympathy from you.
In a tweet, Sibal said, ''Lakhimpur Kheri Horror. Modi ji, Why are you silent? We need just one word of sympathy from you. That should not be difficult!'' ''Had you been in opposition how would you have reacted? Please tell us,'' the Rajya Sabha MP said.
Four farmers were mowed down by an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri when a group agitating against the Centre's three new farm laws was holding a demonstration against the visit of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Two BJP workers and a driver were beaten to death allegedly by the angry protesters, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.
The UP police on Thursday made the first arrests in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence taking into custody two people and also summoned Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, an accused, for questioning.
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