New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A five-member Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi will visit Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6), reported news agency ANI.
Party sources in Delhi said Rahul Gandhi is keen to visit there on Wednesday, days after his sister and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police while on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri, where eight people died and several got injured on Sunday.
All India Congress Committee General Secretary KC Venugopal said in his letter to Adityanath that a five-member delegation led by Rahul Gandhi proposes to visit Lakhimpur Kheri on October 6 to express condolences to the bereaved families and to ascertain the facts first hand.
The Congress has told the chief minister that the UP government has allowed leaders of other political parties from Uttar Pradesh as well as West Bengal to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, but not their party leaders.
The Congress delegation may be allowed to visit Lakhimpur Kheri in the same spirit, he said.
Party sources in Lucknow said all necessary preparations for Rahul Gandhi’s arrival are being made.
The party also raised the issue of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's detention while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri, and said she has been held illegally without any reason.
"I have not been served with any order or notice. Nor have they shown me an FIR. I have not been produced in front of a magistrate or any other judicial officer either. I have also not been allowed to meet my legal counsel who has been standing at the gate since morning," Gandhi said.
Priyanka Gandhi has been detained since early Monday. She has alleged she has been "illegally detained" and not allowed to even meet her lawyers.
(With inputs from PTI)
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