Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Thursday that he was pushed to the ground and lathi-charged when he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi were marching on the highway between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh after their convoy was stopped on its way to Hathras. Later, Rahul was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police.
Rahul Gandhi, who has been stopped and arrested at Yamuna Expressway on his way to Hathras, asked police, “I want to walk to Hathras alone. Please tell me under which section are you arresting me.”
Police said, “We are arresting you under Section 188 IPC for violation of an order. “
#WATCH Just now police pushed me, lathicharged me and threw me to the ground. I want to ask, can only Modi Ji walk in this country? Can’t a normal person walk? Our vehicle was stopped, so we started walking: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Yamuna Expressway,on his way to #Hathras pic.twitter.com/nhu2iJ78y8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 1, 2020
Rahul and Priyanka were on the way to meet the family of the gang rape victim who died on Tuesday and whose late-night cremation by the UP police has provoked nationwide outrage.
Just now police pushed me, lathicharged me and threw me to the ground. I want to ask, can only Modi Ji walk in this country? Can’t a normal person walk? Our vehicle was stopped, so we started walking, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
They sat on the road with hundreds of supporters after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to let them continue.
Vehicles of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who were on their way to Hathras to meet the family of the Dalit gang-rape victim, were stopped in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida on Thursday, party officials said.
The convoy was stopped near Pari Chowk, prompting party workers and senior leaders to proceed on foot, with some functionaries saying they will walk down to Hathras.
Written By – Shilpa Dey
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