Own report: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders were on their way to Lakhimpur to protest the ‘killing’ of four farmers in Lakhimpur Khiri in Uttar Pradesh. However, before going to Khiri, the police arrested Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi. Initially, the police kept the general secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Congress under house arrest. Disobeying that order, the Congress leaders, including Priyanka, left Lucknow for Lakhimpur Khiri on Sunday night.
The Congress claimed that Priyanka Gandhi was then arrested from Hargaon. After the police stopped Priyanka’s car, Priyanka left for Lakhimpur on foot. The road to Lakhimpur was blocked from time to time. The convoy has been stopped. On the other hand, the police claim that Priyanka has been arrested from Lucknow.
After arguing with the police for about five hours, the police arrested him at 5.30 am on Monday in Hargaon police station area. Priyanka was then taken to a guest house in Sitapur district. The UP Congress tweeted about the incident.
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Describing the incident on Sunday on her way to Lakhimpur Khiri, Priyanka Gandhi said, “I have no language to condemn the way farmers are being trampled in this country. For months, farmers have been trying to raise their voices, but the government is not ready to listen. Today’s incident shows that this government is doing politics to crush the farmers. But this country is the country of farmers.
Reacting to the UP police’s order to keep her under house arrest, Priyanka Gandhi said, “I am not committing any crime by leaving home. Just want to meet the affected families and share their grief. Am I wrong? If I did something wrong, you (UP Police) should have an arrest warrant. UP police detained me, but for what reason? ”
– UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) October 3, 2021
Meanwhile, farmers in the area have been protesting since this morning against the visit of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra and Deputy Chief Minister Keshab Maurya. Allegedly, a vehicle of the Union Minister’s convoy crushed two farmers. In that car was the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra. As soon as the news spread, violence spread in the area. Lakhimpur Khiri Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh said a total of six people, including four farmers, were killed in the clashes. Meanwhile, Ajay Mishra claims, his son was not in the convoy. If there was, the farmers would have beaten him to death.
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