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Saharanpur borders sealed to prevent Rahul Gandhi enter the district

It could be recalled that Gandhi was not allowed by the District administration to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur district on Friday last. The denial of permission to the Congress VP came following Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's order to not allow political leaders from visiting Saharanpur

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 27 May 2017 6:41 AM GMT

Saharanpur borders sealed to prevent Rahul Gandhi enter the district
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Congress VP Rahul Gandhi leaves for violence-hit Saharanpur
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New Delhi: Saharanpur borders were ordered to be sealed on Saturday to prevent Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi from visiting survivors of the caste violence.

Despite being denied permission, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has left for Uttar Pradesh's violence-hit district on Saturday.

Gandhi left from Delhi with senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar to visit the Shabbirpur village of the district where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured.

Gandhi is travelling by road after his chopper was denied landing permission by the state administration.

It could be recalled that Gandhi was not allowed by the District administration to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur district on Friday last. The denial of permission to the Congress VP came following Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's order to not allow political leaders from visiting Saharanpur.

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The permission was denied based on the state policy of keeping the region out of bounds for leaders until the situation returns to normal.

The state government's move comes after the violence in Saharanpur raised with the visit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati earlier this week.

Former union minister Kumar Shailja and senior Congress leader P.L. Punia were also denied permission to visit Saharanpur.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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