It is like murdering their fundamental rights in a democracy, he alleged.
“This can be done for a day or two but in the long term, they wouldn’t succeed. People will show them their place,” Pawar said while asserting that opposition is united on this issue.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also on Tuesday called for joint action by political parties against this “oppression”.
The Shiv Sena and the Congress, along with NCP, jointly run the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, after the Sena quit the BJP-led NDA alliance in 2019.
“Lakhimpur Kheri violence has shaken the nation, Priyanka Gandhi has been arrested by the UP government, opposition leaders are being restricted from meeting farmers. There is a need for joint opposition action against oppression by the Government in UP,” Raut tweeted.
Eight people were killed Sunday as violence erupted during a farmers’ protest claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of a visit to Lakhimpur.
Four of the dead were farmers, allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers. The others were BJP workers and a driver who were allegedly pulled out of the vehicles and lynched by the protesters.
The UP Police has lodged a case against Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son but no arrest has been made so far.