Chhattisgarh CM Baghel detained at Lucknow aiport
Chhattisgarh CM and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel staged a sit-in at the Lucknow airport for not allowing to meet Priyanka Gandhi, who is under house arrest at Sitapur.
Lucknow: Chhattisgarh CM and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel staged a sit-in at the Lucknow airport for not allowing to meet Priyanka Gandhi, who is under house arrest at Sitapur guest house.
"I came to Lucknow to proceed to meet Priyanka Gandhi ji at Sitapur. But I am not being allowed to leave the airport," Bhupesh Baghel told news agency ANI.
Congress leaders and party workers across the country are protesting Priyanka Gandhi's detention.
On Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's detention, Congress leader P Chidambaram, said, " It's completely illegal and utterly shameful. She was arrested at 4:30 am, before sunrise by a male police officer. She is not been taken to a judicial magistrate so far yet".
Congress supporters continued to protest outside the PAC guest house in Sitapur where party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is detained. She was detained on Monday while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri.
"FIR registered against 11 people including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Deependra Hooda and Ajay Kumar Lallu for disturbing peace."
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed as violence erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri during a farmers’ protest over Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit. Two SUVs were set on fire by angry farmers, reports said after they hit a group of protesters.
Uttar Pradesh Police allegedly pushed and manhandled her while she was headed to meet the families of four farmers killed during anti-farm laws protest in the state.
UP police have detained Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and slapped case under section 151 of IPC, (knowingly joins or continues in any assembly of five or more persons likely to cause a disturbance of the public peace). Congress leaders including Deepender Hooda condemned the police high handedness of detaining Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.