Will accept punishment of SKM: Yadav
Yogendra Yadav was suspended from SKM for his visit to dead BJP member family without informing the Morcha’s head. He said that he will accept the punishment of the SKM
New Delhi: Social activist Yogendra Yadav, who was suspended from Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) for visiting dead BJP worker’s family said that he will respect the decision of the SKM.
Mr. Yadav was suspended for a month for visiting the family of Subbam Mishra, a worker of BJP who killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Mr. Yadav has not consulted Morcha before he visited the family member of the deceased. He regretted for his action of not informing SKM before he visited the deceased member family.
“In any movement, the collective opinion prevails above individual understanding. I am sorry that I did not talk to other comrades of SKM before taking this decision,” Mr. Yadav said.
I will respect the collective decision of the SKM and will accept the punishment of the Morcha. I will continue to work more diligently than ever for the success of this historic peasant movement,” he stated in the statement.
Yadav defended his meeting with the Mishra family calling it an act of “humanity”. “It is in line with humanity and Indian culture to share the misery of even those who are your sworn enemies,” he added.
Mr. Yadav said that he met families of the farmers and the journalist killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence and then he met the family of the BJP worker. He hoped that his public expression of sentiments will only strengthen the farmers’ movement. “I hope that a fruitful dialogue can be started on this question,” he defended his decision of meeting the dead BJP member family.