PM Modi in Lucknow, Detained Priyanka Tweets; UP Minister Mohsin Says ‘Oppn Tried to Incite Riot’

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence LIVE Updates: In Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur, Congress supporters staged protest outside PAC guest house to demand release of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

 

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence LIVE Updates: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Lucknow to launch 75 urban projects, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, who has been confined to a guest house in Sitapur, asked why opposition leaders like her are under detention “without any FIR”, but why isn’t minister’s son under arrest. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son has been named in an FIR by the Uttar Pradesh Police after the death of eight people, including four farmers in violent clashes in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh minister Mohsin Raza said that the opposition wanted to incite riots. “We are deeply saddened by the incident in Lakhimpur. The people of the opposition are going to do politics over the dead bodies. The country saw the negative role of the opposition in this. Action will be taken after investigation and those found guilty will not be spared,” he added.

Protesters have blocked Shambhu Toll Plaza in Ambala after arrest of Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni late last night. Chaduni, who was detained on way to Lakhimpur Kheri, was later released. In Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur, Congress supporters staged protest outside PAC guest house to demand release of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. In Meerut, nearly 18 people were arrested after several police personnel sustained burn injuries in the wake of protest. “More or less, the protest was peaceful but some organisations took law in their hands, didn’t bother about others’ lives,” city’s SP Vineet Bhatnagar said.

 

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