National University of Singapore | Institute of South Asian Studies | Episode 111 : Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

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The violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on 3 October 2021 led to the death of eight people, including four farmers. The subsequent arrest of Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State in Ministry of Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, with murder charges in connection to the violence has resulted in intense politicking. To discuss the incident and its implications on the upcoming state elections in Uttar Pradesh early next year, Dr Ronojoy Sen, Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Politics, Society and Governance) at ISAS spoke to Dr Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University and Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research.