The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has suspended Yogendra Yadav for one month for meeting the family members of the BJP workers who were killed during the Lakhimpur violence.
The demand for Yadav’s suspension was pressed by several farmers’ unions because he had met the bereaved families of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers who were killed during the Lakhimpur violence.
According to India Today, Yogendra Yadav was first asked to apologise for the act of meeting the bereaved families of the BJP workers killed during the Lakhimpur violence in which four farmers had died during the SKM meeting on October 21.
When Yogendra Yadav refused to tender his apology, the SKM decided to suspend him. As per sources, the demand for his suspension was aggressively pushed by Punjab-based farmers’ unions.
Yogendra Yadav, on his way back after meeting the families of farmers who were killed during the Lakhimpur violence, had met the family members of the deceased BJP workers. The act irked many supporters of the ongoing farmers’ agitation.
On October 3, eight people died in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. A convoy of vehicles belonging to Union minister Ajay Misra’s son Ashish allegedly ran over protesting farmers, killing four of them and one journalist named Raman Kashyap who worked for a local newspaper.
In the violence that followed, another four people — two BJP workers and a driver lost their lives.