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SKM suspends Yogendra Yadav for a month after he met kin of deceased BJP worker in Kheri violence

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 21

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Thursday suspended its senior member Yogendra Yadav for a month after Yadav visited the family of BJP worker Shubham Mishra, who died in the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

The decision to suspend Yadav was taken at a meeting of the SKM held at Singhu border today.

Speaking to The Tribune Yadav confirmed his suspension and said he was not apologetic about meeting the family of Shubham Mishra.

“I have no regrets about meeting the grieving family of a deceased. It is a matter of principle for me. Grief cannot be partisan. I may not share anything with my adversaries but I should be able to share their grief. This capacity to share grief makes movements stronger not weaker. So I did not apologise for my conduct today at the meeting though I did say that I should have consulted my colleagues in SKM before going to meet Shubham Mishra’s family.”

Yadav said after he came out of Shubham Mishra’s house in Lakhimpur Kheri he felt peaceful.

“I told my SKM friends that I am willing to undergo any punishment for what I did. I have no regrets about that,” Yadav said.

He also said he would issue a formal statement on the development tomorrow.

SKM suspended Yadav on grounds that he visited the family of a person who was allegedly responsible for mowing down five persons including four farmers on October 3.

Shubham was one of the three BJP workers who died in Kheri violence and was in the Thar Mahindra vehicle that allegedly mowed five people that day.

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