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EXCLUSIVE | Priyanka is a strong woman, won't get intimidated by Govt's suppression: Robert Vadra

In a video released by Congress, Priyanka Gandhi was seen sweeping the floor of a room where she was apparently kept by the police.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 04, 2021 16:56 IST
Robert Vadra on Lakhimpur Violence.
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Robert Vadra on Lakhimpur Violence.

Businessman Robert Vadra on Monday said that Congress Uttar Pradesh General Secretary and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should have been allowed to meet families of the victims of Lakhimpur violence. Priyanka was stopped by police officials while she was on her way to Lakhimpur to meet victim families.

Speaking exclusively to India TV, Robert Vadra said Priyanka is a strong woman and she won't get intimidated like this.

Robert Vadra said Priyanka had called informed her that she will definitely go to meet people in Lakhimpur Kher.

Priyanka was going to meet victim families and police officials stopped her when they didn't have the warrant. He asked that legal action must be taken against those who stopped her.

Robert Vadra further said that she completely supports her wife and the entire country is with her.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that a retired High Court judge will probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and that the families of the four farmers killed in the incident will be given Rs 45 lakh compensation.

The government will also give Rs 10 lakh to those injured in the violence, said Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi.

"An agreement has been reached with the farmers. The government will give Rs 45 lakh to the family members of the four farmers who were killed in the violence on Sunday. Besides, one member from their families will be given a government job at the local level," he said.

"The government will give Rs 10 lakh to the injured and get the incident probed by a retired High Court judge," he said.

Two FIRs have been registered in connection with Sunday's violence that broke out after two SUVs allegedly ran over a group of anti-farm law protesters who were demonstrating against a visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Eight people were killed in the violence. While four of the deceased were farmers, the remaining were in a convoy of BJP workers who were lynched.

Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, is among those booked by police.

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