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“Only a dictatorial government can do this”: Ashok Gehlot on UP violence

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the move to stop opposition leaders in UP. (file)

Jaipur:

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today condemned the move to stop the illegal detention of opposition leaders, terming it against democratic values. Congress’s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra And others are on their way to meet the families of farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.

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…Opposition The illegal detention of leaders is against democratic values,” Mr Gehlot said in a tweet.

Priyanka Gandhi’s convoy was briefly stopped by the Uttar Pradesh Police in Lucknow, where she reached on Sunday night.

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 in the car 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 reportedly 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.

Shri 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 movement, suppress them and then not allow any opposition party to stand with them.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NB staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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