New Delhi: Following the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, strategist Prashant Kishor took a swipe at the grand old party with a tweet and said while the people are hopeful of a strong opposition led by the Congress, the party is plagued with deep-rooted problems.
“People looking for a quick, spontaneous revival of GOP-led opposition based on #LakhimpurKheri incident are setting themselves up for a big disappointment. Unfortunately, there are no quick-fix solutions to the deep-rooted problems and structural weakness of GOP,” Kishor said in a tweet. A total of eight people died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
His tweet then led to a spat between Chattisgarh CM Baghel and AITC on Twitter.
“People looking for a ‘national’ alternative based on poaching INC functionaries who can’t win even their own seats is in for a big disappointment.”
“Unfortunately, to become a national alternative, deep-rooted and concerted efforts are needed and there are no quick-fix solutions,” the Chhattisgarh chief minister had added in his tweet.
Later Trinamool Congress, hit back at Chhattisgarh CM that he was trying to please the party’s high command.
“Rich words coming from a first-time CM. Punching above your weight doesn’t bring honour to you, Mr Bhupesh Baghel. What a shoddy attempt to please the high command!”
“By the way, is the Congress going to try to erase the historical defeat at Amethi through yet another Twitter Trend (sic)?”, said the West Bengal ruling party led by Mamata Banerjee.
On the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmer unions, issued a statement regarding the incident claiming the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son–Ashish Mishra, while the others had been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy.
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday filed an FIR for murder against Ashish Mishra, son of MoS Ajay Mishra. It has been alleged that Ashish ran his car over the protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3.
(With inputs from ANI)