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Rahul condemns farmers' killing in UP, says their sacrifice will not go in vain

Rahul condemns farmers' killing in UP, says their sacrifice will not go in vain

New Delhi Oct 3 (UNI ) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of the farmers during the protest in Lakhimpur Kheri District of Uttar Pradesh, saying, "their sacrifice will not go in vain" .
According to reports, the violence broke out during a protest by the farmers near the function of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in Tikuniya area.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said, "The one who is silent even after seeing this inhuman massacre, he is already dead. But we will not let this sacrifice go in vain - Kisan Satyagraha Zindabad! #Farmersprotest,".
Two farmers were reported to have been killed and one was injured when an SUV of a BJP leader ran over them.
After the death, farmers resorted to violence in which several vehicles of the BJP leaders were ransacked.
According to reports, thousands of farmers marched on Sunday on the news of Deputy CM Keshav Prasad reaching village Banvir of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni in Tikuniya of Lakhimpur Kheri and occupied the helipad site at Maharaja Agrasen Sports Ground, where Deputy CM's helicopter was to land.
After farmers occupied the helipad in the morning, the Deputy CM changed his programme and he reached Lakhimpur at 12 noon by road from Lucknow.
On the other hand, angry farmers in Tikunia uprooting the hoardings welcoming the Deputy CM. Angry farmers set on fire several vehicles.
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