‘Not as important as those who were crushed to death’: Priyanka Gandhi on altercation with UP Police

Naveen Bharat Editorial

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken into custody by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the early hours of Monday when she was on her way to meet the families of those killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3, 2021.

Since then, the scenes of the Congress leader’s altercation with the posted policemen have gone viral. He can be seen seeking an arrest warrant from the police personnel.

“I am not important to the people who were crushed. There may be no laws in your state but there are laws in the rest of the country. Show me the warrant or tell me on what grounds you are restraining me. If you Will make me sit in your vehicle, I will file a case of kidnapping,” she can be heard saying angrily in a video shared by the UP Congress on social media. “You are taking me forcibly. You don’t have rights. If you put me in the vehicle, you will kidnap me. arrest me You are forcibly kidnapped, molested, and I will charge under these. I understand everything. Dare if you can touch me. Go and get warrants from your officers and ministers and learn how to talk to women.”

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The Congress leader also alleged that the police misbehaved with him and made him sit in the vehicle. The police have taken him to Sitapur police line.

Meanwhile, his brother Rahul also supported him through social media. He wrote, “Priyanka, I know you will not hold back. She is stunned by your courage. In this non-violent fight for justice, we will ensure that the ‘Annadata’ of the country wins.”

The Wayanad MP had also targeted those who remained silent on the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. He wrote, “Whoever shuts up at the sight of such inhuman massacre is already dead. We will not let these sacrifices go in vain, ‘Kisan Satyagraha Zindabad’.”

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