A five-member delegation of the party led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will visit Lakhimpur Kheri today i.e. on Wednesday. On behalf of the party, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been requested to allow this. However, the Yogi Adityanath government has refused permission to the Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to visit the Lakhimpur Kheri area. Section 144 is in force in Lakhimpuri Kheri since the violence. Earlier, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal had sought permission for a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to visit the area. It is believed that Rahul Gandhi will be accompanied by Bhupesh Baghel, Sachin Pilot and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Party sources said that Rahul Gandhi wants to go to Lucknow and then to Lakhimpur Kheri today, so that he can meet the families of the farmers killed in the violence and express condolences. All India Congress Committee’s organization general secretary KC Venugopal had sent a letter to Yogi Adityanath, stating that a five-member delegation of the party led by Rahul Gandhi would visit Lakhimpur Kheri on October 6. The Congress has told the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh that the state government has allowed leaders of several political parties from Uttar Pradesh and a major party from West Bengal (Trinamool Congress) to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, but Congress leaders should not be allowed. has been Venugopal said that the Congress delegation should also be allowed to visit. But the Yogi government has not given permission.
According to media reports, Rahul Gandhi will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10 am in the capital Delhi before leaving for UP. Here, Navjot Singh Sidhu has also announced that Punjab Congress will march towards Lakhimpur Kheri if the Union Minister’s son is not arrested for the brutal killing of farmers today. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence that erupted in Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday against the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to the native village of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. A case has been registered against many people including Mishra’s son Ashish in this case.
Chidambaram questioned the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi:
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram while attacking the Yogi government on the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi said that there is no rule of law in UP. There the law of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath runs. He said that the facts and circumstances related to the detention of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra prove that there is no rule of law in UP. Their detention and arrest is totally illegal and an abuse of power. Chidambaram claimed that the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi was in violation of several provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Congress leader said that a woman cannot be arrested after dusk and before sunrise. While Priyanka Gandhi was arrested at 4.30 in the morning. With this he has been arrested by a male officer.
Raut met Rahul:
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut met former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. He has also put the Uttar Pradesh government in the dock in this entire matter. After meeting Rahul Gandhi, Sanjay Raut said that the issue of joint delegation of opposition to Lakhimpur Kheri has been discussed. Along with this, he also praised Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He said that Priyanka’s courage gives energy to the opposition. He said that if the law is one for all, then why is Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in jail and why are ministers roaming around. Meanwhile, Congress has surrounded the government over the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi. Talking to the media, senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said that now no one can stand against the atrocities on anyone. Referring to the Prime Minister’s Lucknow program, he said that it would have been better if the Prime Minister had met the families of the victims and wiped their tears.