- Sanjay Raut expressed that the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri had shaken the nation
- Raut affirmed that he will meet Rahul Gandhi later in the day as there is a need for a joint opposition
- In an editorial, the Sena stated Modi was a “very sensitive and emotional person”
On Tuesday, Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut expressed that the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri in which eight people, including farmers and a local journalist, died on Saturday, had shaken the nation.
Mentioning the detention of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and restriction on movement of political leaders to meet farmers, Raut affirmed that he will meet Rahul Gandhi later in the day as there is a need for a joint opposition against the oppression meted out by the government in UP.
Sanjay Raut tweeted, “LakhimpurKheriViolence has shaken the nation, @priyankagandhi has been arrested by UP govt, opposition leaders are being restricted from meeting farmers. There is a need for joint opposition action against oppression by the government in UP. Meeting @RahulGandhi at 4:15 pm today.”
The Sena mouthpiece, edited by Raut, has also inquired about the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri. In an editorial, Sena stated Modi was a “very sensitive and emotional person”. It added that it was “surprising” that he did not offer condolences to the families of the people killed.
It penned, “There have been many occasions where the Prime Minister was seen getting emotional over the issues of the poor. It is surprising that the sensitive Modi has not expressed condolences to families of the farmers who were crushed to death.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to UP to take part in a three-day urban conclave event in Lucknow and several other government programmes, including handing over the keys of PMAY-U houses to 75,000 beneficiaries.