Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was arrested on Monday by Uttar Pradesh police as she was on her way to meet relatives of four dead farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Gandhi, who was accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to take alternative routes to reach the neighboring Hargaon area in Sitapur as security forces were deployed on main roads amid the tension in the region of Lakhimpur hit by violence.
Priyanka, I know you won’t back down, they are blown away by your courage.
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 4, 2021
After his detention, his brother and former congressman Rahul Gandhi said they “fear your courage”.
“Priyanka, I know you won’t back down. They are afraid of your courage. In this non-violent fight for justice, we will make the country’s peasants win, “tweeted Rahul.
Chhattisgarh Prime Minister Bhupesh Bhagel, who is also a party observer for the UP, was not allowed to land in Lucknow by the state administration.
“Why are people prevented from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri? Section 144 has been imposed on Lakhimpur Kheri, so why is it not allowed to disembark in Lucknow? Do people no longer have rights in the UP? Do you need a visa to visit UP? “He told ANI news agency.
Meanwhile, party chairman Samajwadi Akhilesh Yadav was arrested outside his Lucknow residence after he was not allowed to go to Lakhimpur Kehri.
On Sunday, four farmers were among eight people killed in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri after a convoy of three SUVs, including one owned by Union MoS Ajay Mishra, struck a group of agricultural protesters causing a clash. Farm leaders claimed that Mishra’s son Ashish, who is a businessman, drove one of the SUVs. Four others were killed in the ensuing violence.
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