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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Meet Kin of Slain Farmer, Journalist in Lakhimpur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led five-member delegation is expected to meet the kin of slain farmers in Lakhimpur.

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A Rahul Gandhi-led five-member Congress party delegation on Wednesday, 6 October, met the family of deceased farmer Lovepreet Singh in Lakhimpur. Gandhi's sister and party leader Priyanka Gandhi, who had been detained in Sitapur since Monday, had joined the delegation on Wednesday evening.

Later, the Congress leaders also met the family of slain journalist Raman Kashyap.

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.

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.

Snapshot
  • Rahul Gandhi led a delegation comprising of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Punjab CM Charanjit Channi, KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala to Lakhimpur

  • The Maharashtra government has called for a statewide bandh on 11 October, to protest the violence that ensued in Lakhimpur Kheri

  • The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Wednesday reiterated its demand for the arrest of Ashish Misra, and the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Misra and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

  • Rahul Gandhi's delegation was temporarily halted at the Lucknow airport on their way to Lakhimpur, the leader alleged

  • Internet services have been suspended in Sitapur for twelve hours on Wednesday

11:24 PM , 06 Oct
KEY EVENT

'Killing of Journalists Is Murder of Constitution': Congress, As Rahul & Priyanka Meet Kin of Slain Scribe

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi visited the family of journalist Raman Kashyap who had died in the Lakhimpur unrest after allegedly being run over by a speeding SUV car.

"Attack on journalists is an attack on the Constitution and killing of journalists is murder of the Constitution," said the Congress party on Twitter, sharing pictures of the visit.

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10:42 PM , 06 Oct
KEY EVENT

'Satyagraha Will Continue': Rahul Gandhi, After Meeting Kin of Slain Farmer Lovepreet

"Shared the grief of the family of martyr Lovepreet, but till justice is not done, this satyagraha will continue. Won't forget your sacrifice, Lovepreet," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

"Today in Lakhimpur Kheri, Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Mrs. Priyanka Gandhi met Late Lovepreet's mother, father and both sisters and expressed their condolences," tweeted Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, who is part of the delegation that visited Lakhimpur.

"The family also narrated all the agony and also showed the wounds inflicted by the oppressive government," he said.

10:14 PM , 06 Oct

Uttarakhand Congress to Visit Lakhimpur Kheri on Thursday

The Uttarakhand Congress will travel to Lakhimpur Kheri from Ramnagar on Thursday, party leader Harish Rawat indicated, ANI reported.

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10:14 PM , 06 Oct
KEY EVENT

Rahul Gandhi-Led Cong Delegation, Priyanka Meet Kin of Slain Farmers

A Rahul Gandhi-led five-member Congress delegation met the families of the farmers who lost their lives in the unrest in Lakhimpur on Sunday.


Published: 06 Oct 2021, 1:39 PM IST
Edited By :Saundarya Talwar
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