Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh administration comes under opposition’s radar after more than 2o0 tractor owners were issued notice, in times when thousands of farmers are protesting against Centre’s farm laws. Criticizing BJP-led state government, senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary said the move was meant to threaten the farmers.
The police, however, refused any connection between the notices and ongoing the farmers’ protest along the borders of Delhi.
Notice to 220 Tractor Owners
“Notices have been served to 220 owners of tractors in the Sikandarpur police station area. In the notice, it has been mentioned that the tractors were used on public roads for commercial work, and minors were driving them. As a result of this, there were road accidents. The tractors were also used in illegal mining, ” Bal Mukund Mishra, SHO, Sikandarpur police station told media.
Answering to a question if the police can issue such a notice, Regional Transport Officer Rajeshwar Yadav said he was not aware of any such thing.
Meanwhile, opposition leader of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Ram Govind Chaudhary alleged that the move was taken by the administration to blight the ongoing protest as hundreds of farmers from across the country, majorly from UP, Haryana, Punjab are fleeing to Delhi borders to join their counterparts.
“The farmers have tractors, and they are going to the protest site by tractors. Police have issued the notices to hinder the farmers movement,” he alleged.