Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Priyanka Gandhi has again reached Lakhimpur Kheri on Tuesday, as there is the last prayer of the farmers who died in the accident on October 3. It was said that Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, had mounted a car on him. The investigation is going on now, so nothing can be said for sure. But Priyanka Gandhi, who became the face of Congress in UP, is accepting this allegation as true. There are assembly elections in UP after five months, in such a situation every political party is trying to take advantage of every incident in its own way. As soon as the information of this accident was received, the statement of SP President Akhilesh Yadav had first come that the minister’s son should be arrested and there should be an investigation from the competent level. But before that Priyanka took the incident. They deliberately or unknowingly made the whole incident Sikh vs Brahmin. As a result, she got caught in the vicious circle of politics and her only trustworthy vote was thrown in the bag of Brahmin BJP.
Sympathy of Sikhs
The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh arrested Priyanka Gandhi going from Lucknow to Lakhimpur Kheri and placed her under house arrest at the luxurious PAC Guest House in Sitapur. The guest houses of paramilitary forces are always clean and lavish, as there is no shortage of work force in them. But still the pictures of Priyanka Gandhi in which it was shown in the media that she is sweeping there. Priyanka won the first round of Public Sympathy. A day later, he and Rahul Gandhi were allowed to go to the village of Lakhimpur Kheri, where they were crushed to death by a farmer’s cart. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi also accompanied him to that Tikunia area of Lakhimpur. All these people met the families of those who were crushed to death and announced to give crores of rupees to the families. All this definitely made him popular among the Sikhs. But the same has taken many away. It is possible that the Congress may get its benefit in Punjab because there is assembly election in Punjab along with UP.
Trying to trap Akhilesh
But in the meantime some more development took place. On the one hand, the very next day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in the mediation of Tikait, announced Rs 45 lakh to the next of kin of the dead and ten lakh rupees to the injured. Along with this, he also expressed condolences to the people who were beaten to death by the farmers. All these deceased were Brahmins. In a way, he also took control of his angry brahmins and with a single arrow pushed his arch-rival SP to the side. Although the SP may have been suppressed at that time, but soon Akhilesh Yadav sensed this Gorakhpuri bet. Till a few days ago, he was announcing to fight alone against Yogi in Uttar Pradesh, surrendering and giving a statement on October 10 that there may be an alliance with other opposition parties in future. Along with this, he has started Vijay Rath Yatra from Kanpur from October 12, which will be till Hamirpur in Bundelkhand.
Congress lacks vote-bank
The problem of Congress in Uttar Pradesh is that till now it has not been successful in bringing any community in its bag. It is true that minorities have been the first choice everywhere in the country. This is because of his socially liberal character. But no election can be won by minority community alone. For this the harmony of castes is necessary. Congress is forgetting this now. Apart from this, the new generation of Nehru-Gandhi family is not very expert in political gambit, so their bets get more benefit to someone else. The truth is that the Congress has moved away from its traditional vote bank Brahmins, Dalits and Muslims. That is why he is now looking to save his remaining states – Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh instead of UP. Elections in Punjab are due in February next year along with UP, while in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in November of 2023. In the context of Lakhimpur Kheri incident, instead of speaking against Yogi Adityanath, the Congress is targeting Modi.
On the other hand, Swatantra Dev Singh, associate of Yogi Aditya Nath, gave such a statement, which can benefit Akhilesh Yadav. He said in a statement that “Netagiri does not mean crushing anyone with fortune!” This meant that he accepted that Ashish Mishra had deliberately rammed the cart on the farmers. At a time when all opposition parties including Akhilesh Yadav are adamant about the resignation of the Minister of State for Home, this statement gave strength to their demand. No politician makes any statement unintentionally. He thinks a lot about her. In Uttar Pradesh politics, Swatantra Dev Singh is close to Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath and Ajay Mishra is close to Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in UP. In such a situation, this statement must also have come very carefully. Even so, Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath has understood that Ajay Mishra has now been isolated even among Brahmins. However, on the other hand, his accused son was caught by the state police, produced in the court and the court immediately remanded him for three days. It was also instructed that there would be no strictness.
all about saving themselves
The chess of politics is laid in Uttar Pradesh and tricks are being played. Today there all political parties are in the fray to fight to save themselves and their Supreme Leader. The reputation of Yogi Aditya Nath is at stake from the ruling BJP. So SP, BSP and RLD also seem to be fighting for their existence and to save their vote bank. On the other hand, the Congress is engaged in tactics to save itself in other states through UP. He feels that sooner or later the alternative before Modi will be the Congress, so it has to be kept in the discussion. Whether he wins or loses. In such a situation, who will benefit Owaisi and Chandrashekhar Ravana, time will tell. At present, only BJP and SP are face to face in the battle of UP.
No time to go to the martyrs’ house
But in the midst of this politics, no party has the time to go to the homes of those martyrs, who were killed in the terrorist attack in Kashmir on October 10. Not even those Sikh leaders, who are reaching Lakhimpur Kheri to console in every small and big incident, did not go to the village of Banda district of UP where a soldier was martyred and he was also a Sikh. This is bad luck and this is called politics.
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