Lakhimpur Kheri: Political crisis has also started after the uproar in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, it has now been reported that Congress Party National General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been taken into custody in the early hours of Monday morning. Priyanka Vadra had earlier arrived in Lucknow late on Sunday night. Shortly thereafter, Priyanka left for Lakhimpur Kheri.
However, Priyanka has been taken into custody by the UP police from Hargaon in Sitapur on Monday. She and some other Congress leaders also clashed with the police while going to Lakhimpur. According to media reports, Priyanka was also house arrested earlier, but somehow she finally left home and left for Lakhimpur Kheri in her car after walking some distance.
It is also reported that several other leaders including Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary are also scheduled to leave for Lakhimpur on Monday morning. However, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was earlier house arrested. According to reports, the police are said to be not allowing most of the leaders to go to Lakhimpur Kheri at the moment until the situation improves.
What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri :-
The ongoing farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri had turned violent on Sunday. During the demonstration, 8 people were killed and about 15 injured in arson and firing. Opposition to agricultural laws turned violent when unidentified men opened fire on farmers. Angry farmers also set fire to three cars as some protesters were hit by vehicles.
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