India / Bhupesh Baghel, Sukhjinder Randhawa not allowed to land in Lucknow after UP violence

Zoom News : Oct 04, 2021, 11:37 AM
Lucknow: Hours after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, where eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence on Sunday, flights of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder S Randhawa were denied permission to land in Lucknow on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote, "The government of Uttar Pradesh is issuing a decree not to allow me to come to the state. Have civil rights been suspended in Uttar Pradesh? If Section 144 is in Lakhimpur, then why is the dictatorial government stopping you from landing in Lucknow?"

On Monday morning, UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi asked Lucknow airport not to allow flights of Bhupesh Baghel and Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land at the airport.

The chief minister and deputy chief minister had announced visiting Lakhimpura Khera today.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Randhawa had appealed everyone to maintain peace and said he will ensure the guilty are punished.

Will be visiting Lakhimpur Kheri, UP, tomorrow, Monday, alongwith team of officials to have on the spot assessment of situation arising out of the killing of peacefully protesting farmers.

I appeal everyone to maintain peace at all costs.

I will ensure guilty will be punished.

Meanwhile, the UP government also wrote to the Punjab chief secretary urging him not to let anyone from the state go to Lakhimpur Kheri, where Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed following the death of 8 people in violence.