Lens view : Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of Lakhimpur Khiri farmers

The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi along with three others to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.

Lens view : Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of Lakhimpur Khiri farmers
Rahul Gandhi, former president of Congress Party, arrives at the Lucknow Airport enroute to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of the victims of the farmers violence. Photograph: Amit Singh

Rahul Gandhi accompanied by Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi reached Lakhimpur Kheri, about 130 kms (80 miles) from Lucknow airport in UttrPradesh to meet the families of the victims of violence on wednesday, October 6, 2021. The delegation had staged a brief ‘dharna’ on being initially asked to travel in the police vehicle and not their own.

Rahul Gandhi at party office in New Delhi, prior to leaving for Lakhimpur Khiri. Photograph : Rajeev Bhatt