Varun Gandhi and his mother Maneka Gandhi, both leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were removed from the BJP’s new national executive list. On Thursday, October 7th, the list was published.
The 80-member executive was unveiled today by BJP National President J P Nadda, and it included the names of the party’s senior leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many Union ministers, state leaders, and veterans like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
This comes after Varun Gandhi condemned the events in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, and demanded justice for the victims in a series of tweets.
On Tuesday, Gandhi released a rumoured video of an SUV mowing down farmers and requested that the criminals be brought to justice immediately.
The MP from Pilibhit, which is close to Lakhimpur Kheri, shared the video on Twitter, saying that the images of automobiles “deliberately running” over farmers are enough to “shock one’s spirit.”
“Anyone’s soul will be shaken by this video of automobiles purposefully crushing farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. The footage should be taken into consideration by police, who should identify the owners of these vehicles and their occupants, as well as anyone else involved in the incident, and arrest them promptly “Gandhi stated his opinion.
The BJP has been criticized in the aftermath of the Lakhimpur event, which claimed the lives of eight people. The Supreme Court has also taken suo moto action, directing the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a report on the actions taken by Friday.