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“Heard Yogi ji very hurt by this picture…”: Priyanka Gandhi on police selfie

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had gone to Agra to meet the family of a custodial death victim.

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is apparently so annoyed with policemen who took selfies with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra that he is contemplating action against them, with the Congress leader on Friday offering to punish instead.

“I hear Yogi ji is so hurt by this picture that he wants to take action against these policemen. If taking pictures with me is a crime, then I should be punished for it. It doesn’t suit these hardworking and loyal Govt for spoiling career of policemen,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday had stopped for a selfie with a group of policemen Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra were on their way to meet the family of a man killed in custody as he was stopped and taken into custody before being allowed to proceed.

The Congress leader was seen smiling ear-to-ear as several women officers pushed on their cell phones to get the perfect shot.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was on her way to Agra to meet the family members of a man who died in police custody, Stopped on Lucknow-Agra Expressway on Wednesday by police. He was later let go after being taken into custody.

Police said the Congress general secretary was stopped as the district magistrate of Agra had requested not to allow any political personality to go there after the man’s death.

This was the second such standoff with the police for the Congress leader, who was detained earlier this month for preventing him from meeting the families of farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

The Congress claimed that the UP government was trying to stop it from talking to the family of Arun Valmiki, who was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh.

After she was stopped, Ms Gandhi Vadra tweeted, “What is the government so afraid of?”

Arun Valmiki’s death in police custody is attacking his message,” she tweeted in Hindi.

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