Dehradun: The threat of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident is also being seen in Uttarakhand, which is being borne by BJP leaders. In fact, state Education and Sports Minister Arvind Pandey had laid the foundation stone of the stadium in his assembly constituency. As soon as the farmers got wind of it, the farmers buried their tents in front of the venue.
Since the same Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the movement of farmers has taken a violent turn. The threat of protest against all BJP functions on the call of the United Kisan Morcha of farmers is now being seen in Udham Singh Nagar. Cabinet Minister Arvind Pandey had laid the foundation stone of the stadium in his assembly constituency. The farmers protested strongly, resulting in cabinet minister Arvind Pandey cancelling his function and laying the foundation stone at the virtual bend. The Assembly laid the foundation stone of Raja Jagat Dev Maharaj Indoor Stadium, the ancestor of the Buxa tribe, at Village Khempur in Gadarpur.
With this, as soon as the news of the protest by the farmers was initiated, a huge number of police forces were deployed. On the other hand, the minister's son Atul Pandey said that the foundation stone of the indoor stadium was laid on the virtual mode by Sports Minister Arvind Pandey made at a cost of Rs 4.28 crore in the area and he was to attend PM Narendra Modi's function and hence he could not attend the function.