Lakhimpur Kheri Violence LIVE Updates: Ashish Mishra arrested; to be now produced in court

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Lakhimpur Kheri LIVE: Cong, Akalis trying to ‘hijack’ farmers’ agitation, says Tarun Chugh

Chugh said that the Uttar Pradesh government has registered criminal cases in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and instituted a judicial commission under a retired high court judge. So in this situation, it is only but “cheap politics” that political parties are making a beeline for Lakhimpur Kheri just to “pay lip service” to farmers, he said.

Chugh said that the UP government has stood firmly by the affected families and has assured them all help, following which they withdrew their agitation.

On the other hand, he said, political parties like the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, after having failed to do anything for the welfare of farmers when they were in power, are now “faking sympathy” for them.