Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is reaching Lucknow by a plane on Wednesday to go to his Lakhimpur Kheri, but the administration has decided to stop him at the airport itself.
Lucknow : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is reaching Lucknow on Wednesday by a plane to go to Lakhimpur Kheri along with some of his fellow leaders, but the administration has decided to stop them here. Lucknow Police Commissioner D.K. Thakur told reporters that the Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur district administrations have urged that Rahul Gandhi should not be allowed to enter these districts under any circumstances.Also Read – Rahul Gandhi is cashing in on the Lakhimpur Kheri issue to save his family’s family from drowning: BJP
He said, “If Rahul Gandhi comes to Lucknow under unavoidable circumstances, we will try to meet him at the airport itself. We will request him not to go to Lakhimpur Kheri or Sitapur. Sitapur District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police have conveyed to me in writing that Congress National General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is there and the law and order situation there may worsen due to the arrival of Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders. He has urged us not to allow Rahul Gandhi to come to Sitapur under any circumstances.” Also Read – There was a planned attack on the farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, we are going there to pressurize; So that the culprits should be punished: Rahul Gandhi
According to Congress sources, party general secretary K. C. Venugopal had sought permission for a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, which was denied by the local administration citing the imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the district. Also Read – By-Elections: Congress made Purani the candidate from Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, decided names for two more seats in the assembly
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been in the custody of Sitapur police since early Monday, police have registered a case against her and 10 others. He was taken into custody in Sitapur on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri in the early hours of Monday. Vadra alleges that he has been imprisoned in Sitapur PAC premises, violating constitutional rights without any legal basis.
It is worth noting that last Sunday, four farmers were involved in violence in connection with showing black flags by farmers to Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was going to attend a program organized in the native village of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra in Tikoniya area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. Including 9 people had died.
Vadra was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri in the early hours of Monday along with some leaders, including senior party leader Deepender Hooda and Congress’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu, to meet the kin of the deceased farmers, but was detained in Sitapur district on the way. Gaya. (Input – PTI)