NCP supremo Sharad Pawar warned the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday that it will have to pay a heavy price for the Lakhimpur Kheri killings of farmers and asserted that the entire opposition is with the farmers.
Describing the violence as an “attack on farmers”, Pawar, a former Union Agriculture Minister, said its responsibility lies with the BJP governments at the Union and in Uttar Pradesh and the “people will show them their place.”
“Whether it is government at the Union or in Uttar Pradesh, they are not sensitive at all. The kind of situation that was created in Jallianwala Bagh, we are witnessing a similar situation in Uttar Pradesh. Today or tomorrow, they will have to pay a heavy price for it,” he told reporters here, joining the chorus of criticism over the Sunday incident in which eight persons were killed,
Expressing anguish over the deaths, Pawar assured the farmers that the entire opposition is with them and will soon take a call on the future course of action.
“I just want to tell them that they would not succeed in suppressing the farmers’ voice. Farmers from the entire country are united and will fight against this misuse of power by those sitting in government,” he said.