Cong needs to fix deep-rooted problems: Prashant Kishor

AgenciesUpdated: Saturday, October 09, 2021, 12:18 AM IST
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After the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, people are looking forward to an opposition led by the Grand Old Party (the Congress), but the party first needs to fix its deep-rooted problems and remove its structural weaknesses, said political strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday.

"People looking for a quick, spontaneous revival of GOP-led opposition based on #LakhimpurKheri incident are setting themselves up for big disappointment. Unfortunately, there are no quick-fix solutions to deep-rooted problems and structural weakness of GOP," he tweeted.

A total of eight people died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmer unions, issued a statement regarding the incident claiming the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni's son -- Ashish Mishra, while the others had been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday filed an FIR for murder against Ashish Mishra, son of MoS Ajay Mishra.

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