Navjot Sidhu among other Congress leaders detained in Chandigarh for protesting against Lakhimpur violence
Raising slogans against the BJP, they also condemned the detention of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in UP.Author : Avneet Kaur
Former PPCC Chief Navjot Sidhu and some legislators of his party on Monday were detained by Chandigarh police after they held a protest outside the Punjab governor's residence in Chandigarh to extend their support to the farmers who were allegedly killed in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.
Raising slogans against the BJP, they also condemned the detention of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in UP.
Congress leader Navjot Sidhu said, "What has happened in Lakhimpur Kheri is not acceptable. This is a clear case of murder of farmers who were protesting against draconian laws enacted by the Centre. We demand immediate arrest of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra”.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government denied permission to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to visit the violence-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.
The Punjab government Civil Aviation Director had today urged the Uttar Pradesh government to allow CM Channi's chopper to land so that he can visit Lakhimpur Kheri, however, UP govt denied the permission saying saying section 144 has been imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri and in view of the situation; leaders cannot be permitted to proceed to the district.
Earlier, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa too was denied permission to land at the Lucknow airport, and therefore he along with other Congress leaders decided to go to Uttar Pradesh by road.