Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday.
Priyanka Gandhi Varda, the Congress national secretary, and 11 others were charged with “disturbing the peace” in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. According to DK Thakur, Lucknow Police Commissioner, the Uttar Pradesh government has denied Congress leader Rahul Gandhi permission to visit the Lakhimpur Kheri district due to the peace and order situation.
. “Rahul Gandhi has been denied permission by the administration. If he lands in Lucknow, we will tell him not to visit Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur at the airport. In light of the local law and order situation, the Superintendent of Police and District Magistrate of Lakhimpur and Sitapur requested us to prevent him from arriving “Lucknow Police Commissioner
According to reports, a five-member Congress team led by Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday i.e 6th October 2021 to meet with relatives of victims murdered in a violent event on Sunday. However, following the imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government denied the Congress delegation permission to travel.
“With immediate effect, Section 144 of the CrPC was enforced in Lucknow, the state capital. In light of approaching festivals, various admission examinations, and farmer demonstrations, Section 144 will stay in effect in the capital until November 8 to maintain peace and order and guarantee respect to COVID-19 guidelines.”Official statement