Lucknow: In what could be seen as a move by the Congress party to earn political mileage in the troubled Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi paid a surprise visit in Lucknow. Although he was expected to meet the family of Deputy CMO Dr YS Sachan, who was murdered under mysterious circumstances in Lucknow prison, Rahul headed towards Lakhimpur to meet Sonam’s family.

The repeated surprise visits by Rahul make the state government alert and keep the officials on their toes. Special police, Director General Bhujhlal said the state’s Special Protection Group (SPG) is going to write to the Centre and complain about Rahul’s surprise visits.

According to sources, Rahul had intimated the SP of Raebareli about his visit to Lucknow. Following which the security arrangements were made accordingly. However, later the news came that the convoy of the Congress general secretary is heading towards Lakhimpur.

It is said that Rahul met the aggrieved mother of Sonam who was allegedly murdered by a constable of Nighasan police station. He even inquired about the progress of the investigation into the murder case.

(JPN/ Bureau)