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Evening briefing: Massive crowd at Rahul, Akhilesh's rally in UP; court on Bibhav Kumar's custody and more

May 19, 2024 06:19 PM IST

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav rushed out of a public meeting in Prayagraj on Sunday after a ruckus broke out in the crowd and a stampede-like situation led to security threats. The two senior political leaders left the public rally without addressing the crowd. The incident took place at a public meeting at Padila in Phulpur Parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, where Gandhi and Yadav left the rally without addressing the crowd. Congress and SP workers reportedly got out of control and attempted to reach the stage. Dig deeper.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Phulpur Parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj.(X/Congress)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Phulpur Parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj.(X/Congress)

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