Trinamool Congress MPs Sushmita Dev and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar have met the households of the slain farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. A 5-member delegation of TMC, together with MPs Dola Sen, Pratima Mondal, Abir Ranjan Biswas, Sushmita Dev and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar reached Lucknow on Monday and, was stopped on-route Lakhimpur.
Talking to CNN-News18, Sushmita Dev mentioned, “Those responsible have started spreading the news that there were anti-nationals and hence the farmers here have refused to cremate the farmers, who were brutally murdered. The farmers and the families of the victims are demanding the farm laws to be repealed, post-mortem of the slain farmers to be conducted either in Delhi or Punjab and lastly, they said they don’t want compensation, they want justice.”
She additional mentioned, “Most importantly, they said that how can the government call them Khalistanis. They’re not anti-nationals, they are genuine farmers. This is what the family members and their sisters told us.”
“Mamata Banerjee has promised that she will fight the way she fought in Singur, and if the farmers want, she will definitely come and join them in their protest,” she added.
Whereas a number of opposition leaders obtained detained whereas visiting Lakhimpur Kheri, Trinamool Congress is the one opposition social gathering to succeed in the spot and meet the households of the deceased farmers. The TMC delegation had break up into two groups whereas visiting the spot as part 144 was imposed within the space.
“We had split up into two teams. My colleague Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and I came from Kolkata to Lucknow and the other delegation flew to Delhi and went to Lucknow via road. Our aim was at least one of the teams should reach there because this is not about us, it is about reaching out to the farmers on behalf of Mamata Banerjee. We visited the spot very quietly and maybe that’s why we managed to reach there,” Sushmita Dev informed CNN-News18.
She additional mentioned that the opposition events have made their stand clear on the farm legal guidelines and that they may proceed to protest towards it. The Trinamool Congress can also be anticipated to boost this concern in Parliament later.