Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has lashed out at the government saying that if The Kashmir Files see the light of day, then there should also be one on the October 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Akhilesh was responding to a question by reporters on the sidelines of a function in Sitapur.
“Your Sitapur is a neighbouring district of Lakhimpur Kheri. If a movie has come up on Kashmir, then a film can be made on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident also,” Akhilesh said.
On October 3, 2021, violence erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri district after an SUV allegedly belonging to a son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’, mowed down four farmers and a journalist.
Three others were killed in the violence that followed.
This was Akhilesh’s first visit outside Lucknow since the recently-held Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in which SP won 111 seats.