Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s act of sweeping the floor at a guest house in Sitapur during his detention, Vadra on Friday made a surprise visit to a Dalit hamlet here and picked up a broom to clean it.
Responding to a question about Gandhi’s mopping work during his detention, Adityanath had earlier said during the day, “People wanted them (Congress leaders) to be able to do this and that’s what they made them do”.
Broom is an act of self-respect.
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He had said, “These people have no work but to spread nuisance and negativity.”
The chief minister had made the remarks earlier in the day during a program on a private TV news channel.
In response to the chief minister’s remarks, Gandhi descended on the Dalit colony and picked up a broom, saying it was a symbol of simplicity and self-respect.
A Congress spokesperson said that while meeting with the residents of Luv Kush Nagar, the Congress general secretary while cleaning the area said that crores of women and sanitation workers in the country use brooms daily for cleaning.
In the program of the TV news channel, the Chief Minister had further said, ‘These people have nothing but negative attitude. He was not seen during the Corona period. “When people were suffering from infection, it was BJP The workers and the government who were with the people amidst zero presence of these people,” he had added.
“But now they have risen from their sleep, and have taken Lakhimpur Event as an occasion,” said Adityanath.
Objecting to the CM’s remark, Priyanka told people in Lavkush Nagar, “He has not insulted me by saying that he has insulted all of you because crores of Dalit brothers and sisters are sanitation workers and they do this work. ” He said, “I have come here to do cleaning work with all of you and let Yogi ji know that cleaning and using a broom is an act of self-respect.” PTI Sub Rax