Tension prevailed high as UP police allegedly resorted to lathicharge on Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who head to Hathras on foot to meet deceased rape victim’s family. The Gandhi’s called for the 172-kms march after their cars leading to Harthas were stopped by authorities Delhi’s DND flyover.
Slamming UP government for trying to stop them, the brother-sister duo resorted to the march which came to a pause while Rahul Gandhi was halted by UP police at Yamuna expressway leading to chaos and traffic jam. The Gandhis sat on the road with hundreds of supporters after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to let them continue.
I am ashamed of being in politics for the first time after seeing this video, if it happened with #RahulGandhi ji it will happen to ur family one day when ur against faceless coward Modi & yogi #priyankagandhi #HathrasHorror #HathrasCase #NoMoreBJP pic.twitter.com/DRKFzMdfYr
— Danasari Anasuya (Seethakka) (@seethakkaMLA) October 1, 2020
Tensions ran high as Rahul Gandhi squatted on road in protest after which the leader was detained forcibly. According to the fresh allegation levelled by Rahul Gandhi, he was manhandled and lathicharged by UP Police. “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,” lashed out the former general secretary of the All India Congress Committee.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party workers continued to stage protest in Hathras demanding justice for the rape victim.