scorecardresearch
Friday, Dec 09, 2022
Premium

Sidhu sits on hunger strike at slain journalist’s house at Lakhimpur

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who reached Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday evening, a day after leading a march from Mohali to Uttar Pradesh and was detained by the police, finally met the families of the farmers who lost their lives in the violence.

Sidhu, UP, Lakhimpur Kheri, Congress, Sidhu hunger strike, Lucknow, Lucknow news, Indian express, Indian express news, current affairsNavjot Singh Sidhu at deceased journalist Ratan Kashyap’s house. (Express)

PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday started his hunger strike at slain journalist Ratan Kashyap’s residence in Lakhimpur Kheri after meeting families of the farmers who were mowed down allegedly by Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra’s son.

Sidhu, who reached Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday evening, a day after leading a march from Mohali to Uttar Pradesh and was detained by the police, finally met the families of the farmers who lost their lives in the violence.

Navjot Singh Sidhu with relatives of Lovepreet Singh (20), one of the victims Lakhimpur violence. (Express)

He had given an ultimatum to the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday that he would be sitting on hunger strike, wherever he would be, until the accused in the violence was not arrested or made to join investigation.

He sat on hunger strike hours after Mishra announced that his son would be surrendering on Saturday.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key- December 9, 2022: Why you should read ‘National Party’ or ‘The ...Premium
What Mallika Sarabhai’s The Conference of the Birds has to say abou...Premium
‘Sexually explicit’ video case: WhatsApp tells HC can’t take it down ‘unl...Premium
What is ‘Stiff-Person Syndrome’, the rare neurological disord...Premium

The PPCC chief, accompanied by four Congress MLAs from Punjab, had left for Lakhimpur Kheri from Bajpur in the afternoon.

The Congress is learnt to have worked on choosing the five-member delegation by striking a balance of caste combination. The delegation comprised two Jat Sikhs — Sidhu and PPCC working president Kuljit Singh Nagra — a Hindu in Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla, a Dalit Hindu in MLA Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal and an OBC Hindu in MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur.

Chandigarh News

Sidhu will spend the night at the slain journalist’s house. “He is sitting on hunger strike at the journalist’s house, who is a Hindu. That is also a deliberate move,” said the leader.

First published on: 08-10-2021 at 10:09:11 pm
Next Story

A whole new look: Year after rebranding, BMC invites tenders for new signboards in civic-run schools

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close