Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi got permission to visit Lakhimpur Kheri- Rahul Gandhi is accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Before leaving for Lucknow, Rahul Gandhi had said that the government was systematically targeting farmers and humiliating them. The Uttar Pradesh Police had prevented many opposition leaders including Rahul-Priyanka from going to Lakhimpur Kheri. These leaders were on their way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the affected farmer families. Cars were rammed on four farmers and they died due to this.
It is alleged that a vehicle was being driven by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra. According to news agency PTI, Ajay Mishra has reached to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Opposition parties are demanding the resignation of Ajay Mishra.
The political controversy that arose after the death of eight people, including four farmers, in Lakhimpur Kheri has not stopped yet.
Rahul Gandhi is going to visit Lakhimpur Kheri along with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a special press conference before leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri.
He said, “For some time in India, farmers are being attacked by the government. One, the farmers are being crushed under the jeep, they are being murdered. BJP’s Minister of State for Home is being talked about. The son is being talked about, but no action is being taken against him.”
He said that “farmers are being attacked continuously, before that their land was snatched. Three new laws were introduced. That’s why the farmers are sitting on dharna. The government has no idea of the power of the farmers.
Rahul Gandhi said that “Yesterday PM Modi was in Lucknow, but could not go to Lakhimpur Kheri. The post mortem is not being done properly and if anyone is saying anything under a well-thought-out strategy, it is being closed.
He said that “five people cannot go under section 144, so we want to go only three. We have written a letter to the administration.
He said that only the people of his party are being stopped from going to Lakhimpur Kheri. Some other party people have gone there.
Rahul Gandhi also mentioned the Hathras case in response to a question.
He said, “Criminals can do anything in UP. Murderers, rapists roam outside and victims are in jail or are killed.
‘Opposition’s job is to create pressure’
Rahul Gandhi said that he wants to go to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the victim’s family. Would like to see the conditions there. Want to know the ground reality.
On the question of Priyanka Gandhi, he said that it is true that Priyanka is in custody, but this matter is about farmers.
He said that the job of the opposition is to create pressure.
He said, “Our job is to create pressure. In Hathras, we created pressure, then some action was taken. Had we not gone to Hathras, the criminals would have escaped. The government wants to keep us away on this issue so that pressure is not created.”
Rahul Gandhi also targeted the media.
He said that although the work of creating pressure should be done by the media, but the media does not do its work. has forgotten. Along with the media, every institution in India has been controlled.
He said that there used to be a democracy in India, now it is a dictatorship.
He said, “This dictatorship is because terrible theft is happening. Theft is happening at every level. Earlier there used to be democracy in India. Now there is dictatorship. Politicians cannot go to UP.”
Earlier, on the question of the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul said, “Priyanka has been arrested, but here the big issue is of farmers.”
In response to a question related to the allegations made by Priyanka Gandhi on the police, Rahul Gandhi said, “Kill us, bury us, treat us badly, it doesn’t matter. Such is our training. The issue is of farmers, will keep talking about it.