Navjot Singh Sidhu Vows To Fast-Unto-Death, Took A Pledge Of Silence Until Arrest Of Union Minister’s Son

Navjot Singh Sidhu Vows To Fast-Unto-Death, Took A Pledge Of Silence Until Arrest Of Union Minister's Son

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday announced that on 8 October he will sit on a hunger strike until the primary accused, Ashish Mishra joins the police investigation. He further added that he will continue the fast till Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son is not arrested in the case. 

A day after he was detained along with Punjab Congress leaders in Saharanpur, Sidhu also met the family members of the farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Further, Sidhu, who met the family of 28-year-old journalist Raman Kashyap, one of the eight people killed in the violence, proceeded on a fast and could be seen lying on a cot at the scribe’s house in Lakhimpur Kheri. As per updates, Sidhu is also observing a “maun vrat” (silent fast).

Moreover, not only Sidhu but Punjab Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla, who is among the Congress leaders from Punjab supporting Sidhu, said they too will sit on a fast with him. During his meeting, Sidhu reassured family members of Lovepreet Singh, one of the farmers who lost his life. Sidhu later said, “What has happened is a barbaric crime. Entire India is asking for justice. Loss of human life can never be compensated.”

Meanwhile, in a tweet, Sidhu while tagging photos of his meeting with one of the families, said, “Justice delayed-justice denied.” 

And now we must tell you, out of eight people who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, we were farmers who were allegedly dropped by vehicles carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers then allegedly lynched two workers of the party and their driver.

The farmers contended that Ashish Mishra was in one of the vehicles but these allegations were denied by him and his father.

Source: NDTV 

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