Ground Report | New Delhi: Farmers are being killed; In Lakhimpur Kheri, the Congress is attacking the BJP and the Uttar Pradesh government for overcharging the farmers and then preventing the opposition leaders from meeting the families of the deceased farmers.
Former Congress President and MP Rahul Gandhi held a press conference today, Rahul said Farmers are being crushed under the jeep. He is being murdered, no action is being taken against the son of a BJP minister.
There has been an attack on the farmers of the whole country, but those who did injustice to the farmers did not take action. Yesterday PM was in Lucknow, but could not go to Lakhimpur. Today, whatever the country speaks with the system, it is silenced. We three people will go to Lucknow.. and try to go to Lakhimpur Kheri.. If there is a ban on four people, then we will go to three people..
Rahul Gandhi said that leaders cannot go to Uttar Pradesh, Dictatorship is going on in the country, because theft is happening in the country. Petrol and diesel prices are increasing. The general public is upset, but the government is not bothered. (Farmers are being killed)
I want to go to Lakhimpur to understand the ground reality. No one knows the real picture. We will try to create pressure on the government,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Earlier, there was democracy in the country. Today it is a dictatorship. The government is insulting the farmers. The opposition leaders are barred from entering Lakhimpur. This is what happens in a dictatorship. We are trying to tell the government to let the country run with a democratic process. It’s a safety valve,” He said.
He said “the job of the opposition is to create pressure as the government is doing injustice with the farmers. We had created a pressure during the Hathras incident and that is why action was taken.