“Today’s incident shows that this government is using politics to crush the farmers. This is farmers’ country, no BJP‘S… I am not committing any crime by deciding to meet the families of the victims… why are you stopping us? You should have a warrant,” the Congress leader said.
Gandhi, who was accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to resort to alternative routes to reach Hargaon area bordering Saitapur as heavy security was deployed on the main roads amid tension in the violence-hit area of Lakhimpur. Was.
After his detention, his brother and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said “they are afraid of your courage”.
Priyanka, I know you won’t hold back – they are stunned by your courage.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 4 October 2021
“Priyanka, I know you will not hold back. They are afraid of your courage. In this non-violent fight for justice, we will bring victory to the farmers of the country,” Rahul said in a tweet.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa were stopped from reaching Lucknow, quoting the police. section 144 In Lakhimpur Kheri.
Baghel said that if Section 144 was imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri, then why are they being stopped from entering Lucknow. He also alleged that Priyanka Gandhi was assaulted last night.
“Previously shocked by the incident, Priyanka ji was going to Lakhimpur after stabilizing all the Karikarams. Gave it. Lakhimpur kheer jao.. The way he was stopped at Sitapur, misbehaved with him, it is unfortunate and condemnable,” Baghel said in a video statement.
Meanwhile, Congress is considering taking legal action. Congress leaders said former Union minister Salman Khurshid was trying to reach out to Gandhi to provide legal aid, but claimed that he was placed under house arrest in Lucknow.