Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday why the particular person behind the killing of 4 farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri has not been arrested but whereas she has been beneath “detention for the previous 28 hours” with none order or FIR. She was detained in Sitapur on Monday on her strategy to Lakhimpur Kheri, the place eight folks died and several other others had been injured on Sunday within the bloodiest conflict because the farmers’ protest over the Centre’s agri legal guidelines started final yr.
Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday shared a video on Twitter, which confirmed a gaggle of protesting farmers being mowed down by an SUV. “@narendramodi ji your authorities has detained me for the previous 28 hours with none order or FIR. Why the one who ran over farmers has not been arrested but?” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Congress media and communication vice chairman Pankaj Srivastava mentioned the occasion basic secretary, who was detained at 4.30 am on Monday, has been in detention for the previous 28 hours. “She is just not being allowed to fulfill her attorneys and the administration is just not telling her causes for her detention,” he mentioned.
Apart from Priyanka Gandhi, state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu, nationwide secretary Dheeraj Gurjar, Youth Congress nationwide president BV Srinivas, occasion MLC Deepak Singh are additionally beneath detention, Srivastava mentioned. He mentioned there’s anger amongst Congress staff because of the unlawful detention of occasion leaders.
“The prime minister is coming for a celebration in Lucknow whereas the farmers of Lakhimpur are ready for justice,” he added 4 of the lifeless had been farmers, allegedly knocked down by autos pushed by BJP staff travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an occasion within the space. The others had been BJP staff and their driver, allegedly pulled out of the autos after which lynched by the protesters.
The UP Police has lodged a case in opposition to Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son however no arrest has been made to this point.