New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s cavalcade of four cars collided with each other on Thursday morning when she was enroute to Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur to meet the family of Navreet Singh, the farmer who died during Republic Day tractor rally. No injuries have been reported from the incident that took place on Hapur road. Also Read - BREAKING: Policeman Shoots Self Dead at Lucknow Assembly Gate, Probe On
Priyanka is visiting Rampur to extend her condolences to Navreet’s family. The Congress Party has been continuously supporting the farmers’ movement against the Modi government’s new agricultural laws and have demanded their repeal. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Trolled For Sharing 'Plagiarised' Picture of 'Spring Acai Bowl', Netizens Call Her 'Liar'
On Republic Day, farm unions were given permission to hold a tractor yatra but a group of farmers broke through police barricades and entered the ITO area clashed with police. Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Reservation List of Seats Released For Varanasi District | Download Full List Here
Navreet Singh died in the clash after his tractor overturned after ramming into a barricade. Delhi Police had released CCTV footage showing the farmer’s tractor overturning after ramming into barricades at ITO.
According to a leader familiar with the programme, other leaders from Uttar Pradesh will also accompany Gandhi on her visit. It is not yet clear whether she has sought and obtained the permission of the local administration. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has conducted three press conferences in the last 15 days and had put forth the demand of repealing the farm laws.
Congress has been continuously maintaining its stand on Farm Laws against the government and demanding a repeal of the laws. Parliament was reconvened on Wednesday after protests on issues related to farmers by Opposition and multiple adjournments of both Houses.