Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and three others will likely be allowed to go to Lakhimpur Kheri – the place eight individuals died Sunday in violence after a convoy of automobiles mowed down farmers holding a peaceable protest – the Uttar Pradesh Residence Division stated this afternoon.
UP police have to this point blocked Mr Gandhi, Ms Gandhi Vadra and different opposition leaders from travelling to Lakhimpur Kheri to go to the households of the 4 farmers run over by automobiles, one among which was allegedly pushed by Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra.
Ms Gandhi Vadra was arrested Monday – the Congress and he or she have claimed “unlawful detention” by the state authorities – and Mr Gandhi was denied permission to go to Lakhimpur Kheri.
Earlier at this time, Rahul Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Channi, and senior leaders KC Venugopal and Sachin Pilot – had been reportedly briefly stopped from boarding a Delhi-Lucknow flight.
Hours earlier Mr Gandhi had addressed a press convention in Delhi, condemning what he referred to as “a scientific assault on farmers” and declaring “there was democracy in India…”
“There was democracy (now) there may be dictatorship in India. Politicians can not go to Uttar Pradesh. We’re being instructed since yesterday that we can not go to Uttar Pradesh,” he had stated.