Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow to participate in ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and few events along with inaugurating some projects. The projects are a part of the Centre’s year-long campaign to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence.
However, PM Modi’s visit come at a time when terrifying violence broke out at the Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday. The shocking incident claimed the lives of eight people including, farmers and a journalist. All the Opposition leaders such as Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav slammed PM Modi for celebrating at such a time when the state is mourning.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained for nearly 30 hours in a guesthouse in Sitapur. She hit out at the Modi government and stated that she has been detained without any FIR. A large number of Congress workers have been camping near the city guest house in Sitapur where Gandhi has been detained. Several Congress leaders, including chief ministers of neighboring states, have been visiting the state to express their solidarity with the families of the victims.
PM Modi will be inaugurating a three-day urban conclave event ‘Azadi@75 – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo. In addition, he will lay foundation stones and open 75 urban development projects in the state. Modi is also scheduled to digitally hand over keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.