UP Elections: Akhilesh in custody after Priyanka Gandhi, arson in police car

Political agitation has increased in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Priyanka Gandhi, who went out to meet Lakhimpur Kheri farmers, made the UP Police sleep all night. Eventually the Sitapur police arrested him at 4 am in Hargaon.

At the same time, Satish Chandra Mishra was also placed under house arrest in Lucknow residence. On the other hand, SP chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is preparing to arrest the police house after the announcement of Kheri. Police have been put up outside Akhilesh’s residence.

On the other hand, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national president Jayant Chaudhary will go to Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday. Party’s national media convener Surendra Sharma said that national president Jayant Chaudhary has expressed deep sorrow over the incident in Lakhimpur. They are going to Lakhimpur on Monday to meet the families of the victims.

RLD’s national president Jayant Chaudhary, while going from Delhi to Lakhimpur Kheri, his convoy left from Garh Toll. On getting the information, the Garh Police also ran. Force has been deployed outside the house of former MLA Baijnath Dubey in Gonda. At the same time, the police is also keeping an eye on the activities of SP leader Suraj Singh.

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Akhilesh Yadav said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is committing atrocities on the farmers, the Minister of State for Home should resign, 2-2 crore compensation should be given to the families of the deceased. Yadav sat on a dharna in front of the house, the police prevented him from going to Lakhimpur, asked the workers to sit together. He came out of the car and asked the workers to remain calm.

Varun Gandhi tweeted that I pay homage to the farmers who were martyred in the heart-wrenching incident of Lakhimpur Kheri. I request the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to take strict action in this matter.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury strongly condemned the incident that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The Trinamool has also announced to send a five-member delegation of the party to the spot on Monday.

UP Elections: Akhilesh in custody after Priyanka Gandhi, arson in police car

A huge crowd of workers gathered at the residence of Akhilesh and Shivpal. The police are stopping them from moving forward. Congress workers locked in Itaunja police station were released in the morning but more than a dozen vehicles were seized. Priyanka still in Sitapur Police Lines.

Here is the full incident:

According to developments, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was in the district on Sunday. In the afternoon, he was to go to Banveerpur, the village of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni. The farmers had come down since morning in protest against the arrival of the Deputy Chief Minister. Farmers parked tractor-trolleys on the helipad built at Maharaja Agrasen Inter College, Tikuniya. Hundreds of farmers were present there carrying black flags and were announcing their protest against the Deputy Chief Minister.

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Meanwhile, suddenly two cars coming at a very high speed from Banveerpur side entered the farmers. She went on trampling them. The Kisan Union has claimed that Ashish Mishra Monu, son of the Union Minister of State, was riding in a car, although this has been denied by the Union Minister. More than 12 farmers were injured in the accident. After this, the angry mob vandalized the vehicles that had caused the accident and set them on fire. The BJP worker found in the car was beaten up. After that there was a stampede.

Seeing the anger of the farmers, the police also left the field and ran away. Several journalists were also seriously injured in the incident. After the ruckus, the police stopped Tikunia by putting up barricades beforehand. Rumors became hot. There was talk of the death of dozens of farmers and BJP workers. Late night, Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra claimed the death of four BJP workers, including his driver. After some time, District Magistrate Arvind Chaurasia said that four people died in the car accident. But he did not clarify whether the four people who died were farmers or someone else. Nor did he say anything explicitly about the total number of dead.

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