Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s arrest on her way to Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri won’t stop “the non-violent protest for truth”, her brother and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday, calling her “fearless” and a “true Congressi”.
This is the third consecutive day the opposition parties have been targeting the BJP rule in UP and at the center over the violence that erupted in Lakhimpur where eight people, along with four farmers – were allegedly run over by a car of union minister’s son.
भाजपा सरकार किसानों को कुचलने की राजनीति कर रही है, किसानों को खत्म करने की राजनीति कर रही है। pic.twitter.com/51R5Kmt41B— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 4, 2021
The Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish has been named in the murder case FIR.
Taking it to Twitter Rahul Gandhi tweeted in hindi, “She who has been kept in arrest, she doesn’t fear anything – she is a true Congressi. She won’t give up.”
जिसे हिरासत में रखा है, वो डरती नहीं है- सच्ची कांग्रेसी है, हार नहीं मानेगी!— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 5, 2021
सत्याग्रह रुकेगा नहीं।#FarmersProtest
49-year-old Vadra on Monday said she was arrested when she was on her way to meet the victim families the UP district.
Talking to NDTV on Tuesday, she said that she was “being held illegally”. She was yet again arrested while no action has been taken against the Union Minister’s son Ashish, who is an accused, she said.
She further questioned if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Lakhimpur Kheri where restrictions have been imposed on movement and the use of mobile internet after violence erupted on Sunday. Taking a dig at the Yogi government, she said, “Detain me for six months or six years…. no problem.”
Ms Vadra tweeted, “Without an order or FIR, I have been held in custody for more than 28 hours.”
Several opposition leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav on Monday, were detained amid widespread protests against what happened in the district.
Haryana, Punjab and Delhi also witnessed rallies by farmers as they demanded action against the Ajay Mishra’s son.
However, Mishra has refuted the claims that his son’s car was allegedly ran over eight people. He told NDTV, “I was not in the car. I was at my paternal home in Banwirpur village where a wrestling match was being organised. I was there from the morning till the end of the event.”