Rahul Gandhi Heads To Meet Sister Priyanka, Under Arrest: 10 Points


UP Violence: All parties allowed to go to Lakhimpur; But only five people will be allowed.

New Delhi:
Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, who was given permission to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, came face-to-face with the UP Police when he landed at Lucknow airport today over transport arrangements. He is now going to Sitapur to pick up Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

  1. Rahul Gandhi, who was accompanied by the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Chhattisgarh, was asked to accompany the UP Police after reaching Lucknow. “Who are you to arrange for my transportation? I want to get in my car,” he told them.

  2. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been lodged in a guest house in Sitapur since her arrest on Monday, will meet the Congress team and then move on. Lakhimpur Kheri. A five-member team was dispatched this morning to meet the families of the farmers.

  3. Earlier today, junior home minister Ajay Mishra met his boss Amit Shah after his son attacked peacefully protesting farmers on Sunday amid the opposition’s demands for his sacking.

  4. Top government sources ruled out his resignation, saying he had clarified twice that he and his son were not present. A source said, “Yes his car was there and let a thorough investigation be done.”

  5. All parties are allowed to go Lakhimpur; But only five people will be allowed, UP Additional Chief Secretary, Home Avnish Kumar Awasthi was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.

  6. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has also got permission to visit Lakhimpur after the party’s huge protest in Chandigarh today.

  7. The opposition parties have been demanding to go to Lakhimpur since Sunday, but the state police did not allow anyone citing the law and order situation.

  8. In anticipation of the visits, CRPF personnel are now stationed at the arrival gate of Lucknow airport.

  9. The last rites of three farmers who died on Sunday were performed yesterday. Fourth farmer Gurvinder Singh, who was allegedly shot by Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, was cremated today after the second postmortem.

  10. Four people were killed on Sunday when a vehicle rammed into farmers protesting the visit of Union Minister and state Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya. Four others were killed in the violence and arson that followed. Although Ajay Mishra has admitted that the SUV belonged to him, he said that he and his son were not present at the spot.