UP Election: Lakhimpur Kheri killings give new lifeline to Opposition

UP, 7/10: The killing of four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri has given a new lifeline for the Opposition, especially the Congress, ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year with top leaders making a beeline to the families of victims, as the ruling BJP scrambled for a fire-fight to tackle any possible electoral rumblings.

Sensing that the optics were not going in its favour after remaining adamant for two days on not allowing the Opposition leaders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, the Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday changed the strategy,releasing Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi from detention and allowing her, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders to visit the victims’ families.

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