SKM suspends Yogendra Yadav for a month for visiting BJP worker's home

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 22, 2021 1:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav has been suspended from the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) for a month over his visit to the residence of a BJP worker, who died during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.

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The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organisation of farmer unions, decided to suspend Yogendra Yadav on Thursday for visiting BJP worker Shubham Mishra's residence to offer condolences to his family, according to the BKU media in-charge.

SKM ने एक महीने के लिए योगेंद्र यादव को किया सस्पेंड, मृतक बीजेपी कार्यकर्ता के परिवार से की थी मुलाकात - yogendra yadav skm suspended farmer protest lakhimpur ntc - AajTak

"We went to the house of BJP worker Shubham Mishra while returning after attending the prayer meeting for the farmers who were martyred in the Lakhimpur violence. The family did not get angry with us. Just asked the question with a sad heart: are we not farmers? What was wrong with our son? Why did your partner say an action-reaction thing?" Yadav had tweeted then.

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A total of eight persons, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.

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Local farmers blame Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni' and his son for the violence. They were allegedly mowed down by a vehicle that was part of the convoy of the minister in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.

Videos are also being circulated on social media where a Mahindra Thar was seen knocking down protesters from behind.

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However, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni had refuted the allegations saying that his son was not present at the site of the incident. Ashish reiterated the same and refuted the allegations. Later, several people, including Ashish Mishra, were arrested in the case.

-PTC News