RAHUL, PRIYANKA AND OTHER CONGRESS LEADERS VISIT HOME OF DECEASED FARMERS OF LAKHIMPUR KHERI

After a tumultuous trip from Delhi to Lucknow, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Chief Ministers Charanjit Singh Channi and Bhupesh Baghel, and General Secretary KC Venugopal accompanied Priyanka Gandhi once she was released from her detention and left for Lakhimpur Kheri. The group of leaders first visited the home of 19-year-old Lovepreet Singh who was killed immediately, when an SUV owned by Union Minister Ajay Mishra drove over him while he was peacefully marching with a group of farmers. Lovepreet had aspired to leave for Canada after completing his IELTS clearance.

 

The family of the deceased met with the Congress leaders in private while crowds of farmers, local leaders, workers, and media were mustering outside. The leaders were kept away from visiting the families by blockade in the area, and opposition leaders including Priyanka Gandhi detained. The leaders were only allowed in the area after the cremations of the bodies took place. The cremation of 18 year old Gurvinder Singh occurred on Wednesday morning.

 

“Met the family of martyr Lovepreet, shared their sorrow. But till justice is served, satyagrah will continue. We will not forget your sacrifice, Lovepreet”, tweeted Rahul Gandhi after the meeting with the family took place. He also shared two images from the meeting. From there, the leaders left for Nighasan tehsil where they met with the family of the local journalist Raman Kashyap who was also run over and killed.

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