Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday puzzled if a visa was required to enter Uttar Pradesh after the Yogi Adityanath authorities refused to permit his flight to land at Lucknow airport on their strategy to Lakhimpur Kheri the place at the very least eight individuals, together with 4 farmers, have been killed in violent clashes on Sunday.
In an unique interview with Hindustan Occasions, Baghel, who has been appointed as a senior observer of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh meeting elections, stated the go to of Congress leaders to violence-hit district to specific solidarity with the households of aggrieved farmers shouldn’t be seen via the prism of politics.
The UP administration requested the Lucknow airport authorities to now permit the flights of Baghel and Punjab deputy CM Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land on its premises, following which the leaders have determined to take the highway route on their strategy to the poll-bound state the place the Congress is seeking to make a comeback, led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and group.
When requested in regards to the BJP authorities’s claims that the Opposition was indulging in tragedy tourism, Baghel stated, “The very first thing is no one can deny the incident occurred. The BJP authorities has been uncovered. Now, when political leaders try to go there, they’re being stopped. That is flawed. Priyanka Gandhi is being harassed with none warrant for going there. ”
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“Is there no proper of residents? Do we’d like a visa to go to UP? When one thing occurs in different states, do the BJP leaders don’t pay a go to? After they do, it’s wonderful, when others do, it’s politics?” he additional stated.
When requested in regards to the affect of Congress leaders taking a stand on points just like the farm legal guidelines and the Hathras gangrape, however the identical not having any affect electorally, he stated, “Why ought to every thing be linked with elections? Wherever there may be injustice, the Congress is preventing there. We stand in solidarity with farmers and that’s why Congress leaders are heading to Lakhimpur Kheri.”
He additionally hit out at Haryana chief minister for asking social gathering staff to select up sticks towards protesting farmers, including that it was on the identical day that eight individuals have been killed of their neighbouring state.
“The three black farms legal guidelines handed by have been opposed by a number of states like Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal. Farmers have been protesting towards the identical for months now and their CM makes such a press release. The killing of farmers was a horrible incident and we can’t criticise it sufficient. Rahul Gandhi was the primary individual to boost his voice towards it,” he added.
He, nevertheless, refused to say a lot in regards to the current political developments in Punjab, whereas asserting the identical wouldn’t occur in Chhattisgarh.
“No query of Punjab state of affairs replicating in Chhattisgarh. All points are being appeared into,” he added.