Priyanka Gandhi detained by UP police for violation of Section 144
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress national secretary, was detained while on her way to console relatives of farmers, who died after a SUV ran over them, in Uttar Pradesh's violent Lakhimpur Kheri area. A complaint has been filed against Priyanka for attempting to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, where Section 144 is imposed.
After tweeting a viral footage of the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district on social media, Priyanka urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the area. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was also stopped by the UP police at the Lucknow airport, who was on his way to speak to kin of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.