Sacrifices made by farmers in this fight between a tyrant government and the people of the country are going to have a huge impact on UP politics. The Congress will bounce back,” said Lallu.
“Belchi incident and the politics that followed is a reminder…when power becomes insensitive to the people, people change it through the ballot,” he added.
The resident editor of a Hindi daily published from Lucknow said that the Lakhimpur Kheri violence should be seen as the turning point in Uttar Pradesh’s political landscape.
“The Congress, which was being written off by observers, has made an electrifying comeback. Priyanka Gandhi remained ahead of her competitors at each and every step. No doubt she has taken centerstage,” he said.
“But BJP and others should not be seen as weak as they have a strong caste base support…and one should not forget that the farmers have no caste,” he added.
Priyanka Gandhi using a broom to clean the floor of the room where she has been kept following her arrest exposed the Yogi government’s anti-women face, said a Lucknow-based female journalist.