Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday drew parallels between Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the Jallianwala Bagha massacre. While the British fired bullets from the front, BJP ran over with a jeep from behind, he said.
"In Uttar Pradesh, the incident of a jeep being run over on farmers took place. If the pages of history are turned back, then one is reminded of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, when the British fired (at people) from the front. But, the BJP ran over the jeep on them from behind. No action has been initiated against accused persons. The Union Minister of State for Home (Ajay Mishra) has not been removed so far. For those who are accused, bulldozers have not been run over their house. This government is working in a discriminatory manner," the SP chief said. He further added that the BJP would be wiped out in the upcoming 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Yadav is presently on a two-day tour as part of the seventh leg of Samajwadi Vijay Yatra.
On October 3, four agitating farmers were run over by SUVs. The farmers were protesting the visit of UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya. Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, has been named as among the accused.
As elections approach, the BJP puts up a lens of religion and views everything from that lens, said Yadav. During the BJP regime, people faced dikkat, killat and zillat or problems, shortage and humiliation, that they have not faced in any other government. The BJP is insulting the people, he slammed.