PM visited Lucknow, not Lakhimpur: Priyanka Gandhi targets PM Modi, UP CM over Lakhimpur Kheri violence


Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he visited Lucknow to see the developments in the state but did not visit the kin of victims who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Priyanka Gandhi


alleged that the Yogi-led BJP government is shielding the minister and his son.

“The Chief Minister is shielding the minister from public forum. Prime Minister came to Lucknow to see the performance of ‘Uttam Pradesh’ and Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav but could not go to Lakhimpur Kheri to share the grief of the victim families,” Gandhi said while addressing ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally in Varanasi today.

Further hitting out at the Prime Minister she claimed that he had called farmers ‘Andolanjivi’ and terrorists. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the protesting farmers ‘Andolanjivi’ and terrorists. Yogi Ji called them hooligans and tried to threaten them. The same minister (Ajay Kumar Mishra) said that he would make the protesting farmers fall in line within 2 minutes,” she said.

Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government at the state and the centre, she said that only two kinds of people are safe in the country, “BJP leaders who are in power and their billionaire friends.” The ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally was held at a ground in the Rohania area in the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.


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