Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Speaking at the event, Bhagwat had said that there should be conversation in a "harmonious atmosphere" between those in favour of reservation and those against it.

The comments by opposition leaders came in the wake of the murder of a journalist and his brother in Saharanpur on Sunday. A photojournalist with a Hindi daily and his brother were shot dead in on Sunday morning following an altercation over the disposal of cow dung, police said.

On Sunday, the victim, while on her way to Rai Bareilly along with her two aunts and her lawyer, met with an accident after a truck rammed into her vehicle. While her aunts died, the rape survivor and her lawyer suffered grievous injuries.

the Chief Minister regretted the decision of Rahul Gandhi to step down from the top party post. He said that India is a young nation, and will respond to a young leader. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder had earlier also advocated for a young leader to take charge of the party.

After the news of accident spread, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav alleged that it could be a conspiracy to kill her and demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Adityanath met the family members of the firing victims and handed over a cheque of Rs 50,000 each to those injured in the incident.

The Congress leader asserted that tribals should get onwership right to land that they have cultivated for decades and "cases registered against them should be withdrawn".