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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Flights of Chhattisgarh CM Baghel, Punjab Deputy CM not allowed to land in Lucknow

Naveen Bharat Editorial

Raipur: The Additional Chief Secretary of the UP government on Monday wrote to the Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) in Lucknow, asking the authorities not to allow the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and the Punjab Deputy CM to land. in city.

Thereafter, CM Bhupesh Baghel may change his plan and leave for the national capital instead, official sources said. Senior Congress leaders were on their way to meet the families of those killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

At least eight people, including four farmers, were killed when a Farmers’ protest turned violent In Lakhimpur Kheri district, about 130 km from the state capital of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra And other Congress leaders were detained in Sitapur. Citing the law and order situation in Lakhimpur Kheri district, UP ACS Avnish Kumar Awasthi has asked the AAI Director of Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow to deny permission to two senior Congress leaders to land today.

“Section 144 is in force in Lakhimpur Kheri, but why are you stopping us to land in Lucknow. This step is nothing but crushing and suppressing the rights of the citizens. The whole country is watching what happened to the farmers by the BJP government. Being treated ruthlessly”, Baghel insisted.

The ACS in its letter told the director that the Lakhimpur Kheri district administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC after the incident of Sunday, October 3, 2021.

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