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Priyanka Gandhi to NB: I am arrested but the minister’s son is free

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was arrested last night on her way to the violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri district.

Lucknow/New Delhi:

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today said she was pushed and assaulted while being arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the early hours of the morning and she was not even shown any papers.

“They didn’t show me any papers. If they don’t give me any papers, I’ll call it kidnapping,” the Congress leader told NB in an exclusive interview from a guest house in Sitapur.

She said she was told that she was arrested under section 151 on the ground that she was “going to commit an offense in future”.

Priyanka Gandhi said, “If they don’t charge me within 24 hours under section 151, I can walk free. I don’t have access to lawyers, though I am told that I have the right.”

He questioned why the police did not arrest Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish, who is accused of protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district.

“What kind of nationalists are these? That they make laws that completely destroy the farmers?”

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