Dec 29: Condemning the alleged manhandling of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi by Uttar Pradesh police in Lucknow on Saturday, party leader Shatrughan Sinha, on Sunday, said that if the daughter of the most prominent Nehru-Gandhi family could be subjected to this treatment, “dread to think what the commoners could face”.
Priyanka alleged that some female police officials held her by the neck and pushed her when she insisted on visiting the residence of retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, who is in jail for being part of protests against the citizenship law.
Sinha, in an apparent message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that the BJP’s most talked about slogan ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is contradictory to its teachings.
“Sir, most humbly, I hope, wish & pray that good sense prevails on our/your people for peace, security, unity especially towards the safety of women. Your most talked about slogan ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is contradictory to your teachings & preachings. Police misbehaving with the ‘Beti’#PriyankaGandhiVadra of the most prominent #NehruGandhi family in the country, when she was going to see the families of those who were killed, shot dead, arrested including the family of the former IPS officer’s family during the #CAAprotests in Lucknow,” Sinha, a former BJP MP said.