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‘Illegal detention of opposition leaders in UP against democratic values’: Ashok Gehlot

By PTI

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday condemned the Congress’s move to stop Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others from visiting the families of farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, terming the illegal detention of opposition leaders against democratic values. Of.

Gehlot said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister SS Randhawa were among those who were prevented from entering the state by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government. In which four farmers are involved.

He said, “Only a dictatorial government can do this. Does the ruling BJP in UP want to end democracy? Thus even violation of civil rights is against the spirit of the Constitution.”

“I strongly condemn the detention of AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi ji and other leaders by the Uttar Pradesh Police. She is a prominent opposition leader and was on her way to meet the families of farmers killed yesterday in Lakhimpur Kheri district. Unlawful opposition leaders Detaining them is against democratic values.

Priyanka Gandhi’s convoy was briefly stopped by the Uttar Pradesh Police in Lucknow, where she arrived on Sunday night, hours after violence broke out during a protest against anti-agriculture laws.

Gehlot said, “Priyanka ji was about to stand with the families who lost their loved ones in yesterday’s violence. It is completely unfair to stop her for discharging her duty.”

An FIR has been registered against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and several others in connection with the violence.

Farmer leaders claimed that Ashish Mishra was one of the cars that allegedly crushed some protesters protesting the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Eight people killed include four farmers and four people in the convoy of BJP workers who came to welcome the UP minister.

He was allegedly beaten to death.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister said that the farmers who were peacefully protesting were killed by the BJP leader’s convoy and then the opposition leaders were stopped from meeting the families of the victims.

He said that this is absolutely wrong.

Gehlot said that the inhuman face of the BJP government has come to the fore.

He said that it is undemocratic to ignore the demands of the farmers, stop the farmers’ agitation, suppress them and then not allow any opposition party to stand with them.

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