Rahul Gandhi-led delegation, Priyanka Vadra reach violence-hit Lakhimpur

Congress leader Sachin Pilot was reportedly detained in Moradabad while on his way to Lakhimpur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a five-member Congress party delegation to visit the kin of the deceased farmers in Lakhimpur on Wednesday. Rahul's sister and party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had been detained in Sitapur since Monday, had joined the delegation on the same evening.

 

Meanwhile, Congress leader Sachin Pilot was reportedly detained in Moradabad while on his way to Lakhimpur.

 

As many as eight persons, including four farmers, had died in Lakhimpur on Sunday. An FIR under the charges of murder and rioting has been filed against the son of Union Minister Ajay Teni Misra, who was allegedly driving the car that had run over three farmers in Lakhimpur.

 

Rahul, accompanied by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Punjab CM Charanjit Channi, KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala, has reached Lakhimpur to meet the families of the farmers who lost their lives in the unrest on Sunday.

 

Earlier in the day, MoS Ajay Misra – whose son Ashish Misra has been accused of mowing down farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri – met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.

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