Upping the ante in opposition to Priyanka’s arrest, Congress stated its former get together chief Rahul Gandhi will head to Kheri on Wednesday to fulfill with the household of the deceased farmers. In the meantime, on Tuesday, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel staged a sit-in contained in the Lucknow airport after he was denied permission to enter the town. Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi met Amit Shah in Delhi and demanded the repeal of the three contentious farm legal guidelines. “I additionally advised him (Shah) that we’ll not tolerate barbaric killings in UP (Lakhimpur Kheri). This technique of arresting our leaders ought to cease,” Channi stated.
Whereas Priyanka issued a press release saying she was solely knowledgeable of her arrest over telephone, was not served a duplicate of the FIR, former Union minister P Chidambaram underlined that no girl might be arrested after sundown or earlier than dawn and Gandhi was arrested at 4.30 am, by a male police officer, “which is prohibited”. The details and circumstances regarding Gandhi’s detention in Sitapur “conclusively set up that there is no such thing as a rule of regulation in UP”, Chidambaram stated.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and former regulation minister Ashwini Kumar criticised the BJP authorities in UP for disallowing opposition leaders to go to Kheri. Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, alternatively, threatened to march in the direction of Kheri if Priyanka shouldn’t be launched by Wednesday and MoS Ajay Mishra’s son not held for the homicide of the farmers. Responding to Sidhu’s tweet, Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat wrote: “This can be a nice resolution. Congratulations, that is the Congress we’d like”.
With Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut assembly Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday with a plan to cobble collectively a “joint opposition motion” over the Kheri violence, Congress additionally appeared to make the difficulty the subsequent huge plank in opposition to BJP.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar drew a parallel between the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath, and stated BJP should pay a heavy worth for the violence.