Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, national general secretary of Congress and in-charge of UP, who was detained in Sitapur on the way to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, is still in police custody after 28 hours. Priyanka Gandhi has tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about her detention. The Congress leader said that his government has kept him in custody for the last 28 hours without any order or FIR.
Priyanka tweeted and said that Narendra Modi ji, your government has kept me in custody for the last 28 hours without any order and FIR. The person who crushed the food donor has not been arrested yet. Why? Along with this, the Congress leader has also shared a video.
It can be seen in the video that a car leaves while tramping some people. Congress claims that this video is from the Lakhimpur incident, in which Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish is already being accused of handing over the vehicle to the farmers. In this connection, an FIR has also been lodged against Ashish at Tikunia police station.
Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by party’s Rajya Sabha member Deepender Hooda, Congress State President Ajay Kumar Lallu, National Secretary Dheeraj Gurjar, Youth Congress National President B.V. Srinivas and MLC Deepak Singh are also in custody. Priyanka has said that as soon as she is released she will go to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the bereaved families.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken into police custody in Hargaon area of Sitapur on Monday morning when she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of the deceased farmers. After a brief brawl with the policemen, Priyanka was taken to the PAC guest house and is still there. Hundreds of Congress workers are sitting outside the guest house and waiting for their leader to be released.
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that broke out in Tikoniya area of Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday during farmers’ protest over the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. The incident took place on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road. The opposition has targeted the government over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
Angry farmers torched both the vehicles after two vehicles of BJP workers who were going to bring the Deputy Chief Minister to the venue allegedly hit the protesters. Four farmers and four other people on the vehicles died in this incident. The farmers were protesting Maurya’s visit to Banbirpur, which is the native village of Union Minister of State for Home and Kheri MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.
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