The Punjab and Chhattisgarh governments will give Rs 50 lakh each to the farmers and journalists killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Chief Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announces this. Both have reached Lucknow with former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. He is accompanied by the party's national general secretaries KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. Everyone sat on a dharna at Lucknow airport. However, he left for Sitapur after sitting in his car from the airport.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said at Lucknow airport, what kind of permission has the UP government given me. These people are not letting me go out of the airport. We want to go (Lakhimpur Kheri) in our car, but they (police) want to take us in their vehicle. I told him to let me go in my private vehicle. They are planning something, I am sitting here. Let us tell you, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is leading the congress delegation in the violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri.
In Lucknow, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said, we stand with the families of the farmers killed. On behalf of the Punjab government, I announce a grant of Rs 50 lakh each to the families of the deceased, including the journalist.
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