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UP Govt Allows Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi And Others To Visit Lakhimpur Kheri

File photo of Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has given permission to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and three other people to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. The Home Department of the state government informed on Wednesday.

“The state govt has now permitted people in groups of five to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. Anyone who wants to go there can go now. The state govt had imposed restrictions to maintain law & order, not to restrict any movement, “ADG, Law & Order, Prashant Kumar explained on Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi have boarded a flight for Lucknow from New Delhi.

Previously, Uttar Pradesh Government has denied permission to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Lakhimpur Kheri district in wake of law and order situation.

ALSO READ: Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: UP Govt Denies Permission To Rahul Gandhi To Visit District

The state government had denied permission to the 5-member delegation in the wake of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that has been imposed in Lucknow.

Soon after the violent incident at Lakhimpur Kheri, political leaders made a beeline to visit the site and expressed their desire to meet the families of the victims. The District Magistrate of Lakhimpur Kheri had imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which prohibits assembly of five or more people at a time, following the Sunday incident.

Earlier, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who was scheduled to go to Lakhimpur Kheri, on Tuesday claimed that he was not being allowed to leave the Lucknow airport.

Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Varda and 11 others for “disturbing the peace” in the state. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had claimed that she has been detained for the last 40 hours without any order or FIR.

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