Srinagar, Oct 5: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Tuesday staged a protest against the "arrest" of senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh and demanded the resignation of the Yogi Adityanath from the Chief Ministership post in the state.
Priyanka was detained in Sitapur on Monday on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri, where eight people died and several others were injured on Sunday in the bloodiest clash since the farmers' protest over the Centre's agri laws began last year, wire agency PTI reported.
News agency KNO quoted JKPCC President G A Mir telling the media at the party headquarters on Srinagar that the police "highhandedness against the Gandhi is condemnable and it reflects the lawlessness in the state".
"Priyanka ji wanted to sympathise with the farmers and was alone. Her arrest is condemnable," Mir said.
Gandhi is currently holding General Secretary in-charge post of Uttar Pradesh.
Mir said the Congress workers had gathered at the party headquarter "to send a message that they all are in solidarity with the farmers of the country".
"The police is not allowing us to move outside of our office. We are here to register our protest," he said.