Dehradun (Uttarakhand, India), Oct 05 (KMS): Indian National Congress, General Secretary, Harish Rawat, has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led governments in Uttar Pradesh and at New Delhi are “killing” democracy and opposition leaders are being prevented from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri where eight people including four farmers were killed in a protest.
Harish Rawat along with party workers staged a sit-in protest at the office of the senior superintendent of police in Dehradun, the capital city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand to protest the death of farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.
Addressing the workers, Rawat said farmers were crushed to death by vehicles in the UP district under the leadership of a Union minister’s son and an attempt has been made to suppress the voice of democracy.
He alleged that the BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh and at the Centre are “killing” democracy and opposition leaders are being prevented from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri. Rawat demanded the dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh government and Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra.