The Tamil Nadu CM demanded “an impartial, high-level investigation” into the death of the farmers and also condemned the arrest of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi when she went to meet the victims’ families.
Stalin tweeted, “The attack on the farmers protesting against the farm laws is highly condemnable and I demand an impartial, high-level investigation into the death of farmers. Perpetrators of this cruel act must be punished legally.”
The incident took place on October 3 when a couple of SUVs of Union minister of state Ajay Mishra’s convoy ploughed through protesting farmers. They gathered to show black flags to the Union minister as part of the anti-farm laws protest.
“Opposition leaders including @priyankagandhi (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra), who tried to meet the farmers, are detained. They shall be freed and allowed to exercise their democratic rights,” he said and continued that the Union government could “no more remain apathetic to the concerns of the farmers and let these untoward incidents continue”.
It must realise that repealing three farm laws was the only way to restore normalcy and peace, he tweeted further.
When her party functionaries maintained silence over the incident, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar registered her protest. She tweeted, “A vehicle mowing down eight protesters in UP is unacceptable and a grave crime. Whoever is responsible for this must be booked and taken to task, irrespective of who this person is. Nothing matters more than human lives. Humanity is the essence of this country.”
Thirumavalavan demanded the resignation of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.