Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrested on her way to meet to victim’s families killed in farmers protests

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh to visit the families of the victims of Sunday’s violence, has been arrested in Hargaon on Monday.

Priyanka Gandhi reached Lucknow airport on Sunday evening, and was stopped several times by the UP police on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri. She was on her way to meet the families of those farmers killed on Sunday after violence during a protest in Lakhimpur Kheri. The farmers were protesting against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the centre last year.

Soon after the Congress leader reached Hargaon in Sitapur district around 6 a.m. today, she was stopped. After a minor scuffle with women constable, she demanded to see her arrest warrant. The UP police personnel have taken her into custody and she was taken to the PAC office in the district.

She striked out at the administration for stopping her to visit the farmers, and said that meeting the victims was not a crime.

Priyanka Gandhi said, “I am not committing a crime to meet the victims and share their grief. What wrong am I committing? And if I have done something wrong, then you (UP Police) should have an order, a warrant. You (UP Police) are stopping me, my car, but for what reason?”

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