By Ashutosh Shukla


NCP equates the Lakhimpur Khiri incident with that of "Janliyawaala Bagh"


Lucknow: Equating Lakhimpur Khiri incident with that of "Janliyawaala Bagh", the Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP ) National General Secretary K. K. Sharma today gave an ultimatum of fifteen days to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and threatened to immolate himself along with other leaders in case the state government failed to book the culprits and initiate lawful actions against them within 15 days.

Accompanied by NCP state president Umashankar Yadav , coordinator Parasnath Tiwari and state general secretary Abdul Basit, Mr Sharma told news persons here on Friday that if the government failed to take any action within fifteen days, they would be immolating themselves infront of the state assembly building.

Describing Lakhimpur Khiri incident as an outcome of a well hatched conspiracy, Mr Sharma said that the NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has condemned the "unfortunate" and heinous incident adding that no state oriented action can ever supress the voice of the farmers.
 
He said that farmers in the country with agriculture as the backbone of the economy were scared and perturbed with the incidents like Lakhimpur Khiri.


Highlighting the steps initiated by Mr Pawar in the capacity of Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharma said that concerned with the plight of the farmers Mr Pawar had initiated several welfare steps for them and had waved off their Rs 70000 crore. Taking bold steps regarding import-export in the interest of farmers Mr Pawar  facilitated them to export their produces. Apart from this he had also doubled the Minimum Support Price during his regime as Union Agriculture Minister.

Reiterating his partys commitment, Mr Sharma said that NCP would fight for the cause of the farmers who contribute in the development of the country and till justice was delivered to those four farmers massacred in Lakhimpur Khiri.
Sharing his feelings Mr Sharma said that each and every life was important and cannot be compensated by any amount of ex-gratia.

After visiting Lakhimpur Khiri and taking stock of the situation, Mr Sharma alleged that the present government was not even ready to listen to the voices of farmers and the Prime Minister as well as Chief Minister have not initiated even a single step in connection with the incident.

Above all it was unfortunate that the Prime Minister who was in Uttar Pradesh  day after the incident took place, did not utter even a single word of consolation for the farmers and did not express his grief towards the deceased.
NCP leader said that it was high time that the government was not even listening to the voice of the opposition being raised across the country in support of the farmers.
Mr Sharma reiterated that and NCP would fight till justice was delivered to the victims of Lakhimpur Khiri.