Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been detained while on her way to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri following farmers protest, has described the police action against her as an act of ‘kidnapping’.
Speaking to India TV in an exclusive conversation, Priyanka Gandhi said that the police didn’t have any papers or warrant, despite that she was detained. Slamming UP Police’s action, Priyanka Gandhi used strong words saying she will call it ‘kidnapping’.
What happened today
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other Congress leaders accompanying her, including Deepender Hooda, had reached the Lakhimpur border in the morning but were not allowed to meet the families of the farmers who died in the violence during a protest a day earlier. On their way to the violence-hit district, Congress leaders took alternative routes to reach the bordering Hargaon area in Sitapur as heavy security was deployed on the main roads.
Priyanka’s convoy was earlier briefly stopped by Uttar Pradesh Police officials in Lucknow, where she had arrived on Sunday night, within a few hours of violence being reported during an anti-farm laws protest in Lakhimpur Kheri.