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Systematic attack on farmers, will visit victim families in Lakhimpur Kheri: Rahul Gandhi


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, October 6, said that he would visit the families of those farmers, who were killed in violence that broke out in Uttar Pradeshs Lakhimpur Kheri a few days ago.
Gandhi said the same while addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters in Delhi. He said that it was a systematic attack on farmers. Today, I will visit those families along with two chief ministers, he said.
A few days ago, a son of a Union Minister allegedly ran his jeep over farmers, who were protesting Centre’s three farm laws in UPs Lakhimpur Kheri.
In this terrifying incident, few farmers lost their lives, thus triggering nationwide protests and agitation by Opposition and farmer unions.
He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) visited Lucknow yesterday but did not visit them (victim families). Farmers are being mowed down by a jeep, they are being murdered. The name of a union minister and his son is coming up in this incident. We won’t stop until justice is served, said Gandhi.
He further stated that his sister- Priyanka Gandhi was detained by UP Police when she tried to reach Lakhimpur.
As it is a matter related to farmers, I will visit them (farmers) today and try to understand their point of view, he added.
Section 144 was imposed by the UP Police in Lakhimpur Kheri and Gandhi was denied permission to visit.
If he arrives at Lucknow, we will request him not to visit Sitapur and Lakhimpur, said DK Thakur-Lucknow CP.

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Hardik Patel quits Congress, says no youngster is willing to work, vote; accuses leaders of ‘enjoying in abroad’

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Radhika Dhawad | Vadodara
Gujarat Working President Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from the Congress party today morning. Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision and shared an image of his resignation.
 
Patel said, “Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of the state but are more focussed on ensuring that chicken sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time!”
In the letter, he also said, “The party has constantly been working against the interests of the country and society.”

Hardik Patel’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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BJP on course to retain power for 2nd straight term with CM Yogi Adityanath as CM again

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Radhika Dhawad | Lucknow

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Early numbers reveal that the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with over 271 seats in Uttar Pradesh at 12:07 pm thus making its way to retain power for the second straight term in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to become the Chief Minister for the second time. 


While the BJP was leading in 271 seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to secure 121 seats so far. The BSP has managed to secure five seats while Congress so far has four seats.

(With total 403 seats in UP, 202 is the halfway mark)

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Indian student killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv

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An Indian student was killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv on Tuesday morning, Ministry of External Affairs informed in the afternoon. The Ministry tweeted: ?With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, videos showed extensive damage from the Russian military assault. One video showed the city’s largest government building blown up.

While the student is yet to be named by the MEA, sources in the Karnataka state government told The Quint that he had been identified as Naveen Shekhrappa, from Haveri district, Karnataka. The 21-year-old was a student of medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University.

The News Minute reported that Shekhrappa was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv to buy food when Russian shelling began.



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