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Lakhimpur Kheri: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi; she is fearless, says Rahul

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  • Priyanka Gandhi was detained while on her way to Lahkimpur Kheri where violence had broken out on Sunday

New Delhi: Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said she had been kept in detention for 28 hours without any order or FIR, while the one who ran over the farmers had not yet been arrested.

Her brother and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi praised her courage and said in a tweet in Hindi, “The one who has been kept in detention is fearless. She is a true Congressi and will never accept defeat. This Satyagrah won’t stop.”

Congress leader and MP Deepender Singh Hooda, who was with Priyanka, said he had been under detention for over 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur. He said they were still in custody like criminals while the guilty were free. In a tweet in Hindi, he added, “The land of Lakhimpur has been reddened with the blood of farmers. But each drop of this blood will write a story of the upcoming revolution.”

Meanwhile, the purported video of the jeep running over the farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri has gone viral.

 

Political significance of Lakhimpur Kheri

It may be noted that in 2017 elections, BJP had won all eight seats in Lakhimpur Kheri, which is also the largest district of UP. Of the total 42 Assembly seats in six districts of the area, it had won 37. The violence of Sunday may affect the party’s prospects in this region in the elections next year.

 

 

 

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