NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday warned the BJP that it will have to pay a heavy price for the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and asserted that the entire Opposition is with the farmers.
Describing the violence as an “attack on farmers”, Pawar, a former Union agriculture minister, said its responsibility lies with the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh and the “people will show them their place.”
“Whether it is the government at the Centre or in Uttar Pradesh, they are not sensitive at all. The kind of situation that was created in Jallianwala Bagh, we are witnessing a similar situation in Uttar Pradesh. Today or tomorrow, they will have to pay a heavy price for it,” he told reporters here, joining the chorus of criticism over the Sunday incident in which at least nine people, including four farmers, have been killed..
Expressing anguish over the deaths, Pawar assured the farmers that the entire Opposition is with them and will soon take a call on the future course of action.