Meerut, March 13: Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut and inquired about his health.
She was accompanied by other senior Congress leaders – Raj Babbar and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
“He is a young man who is struggling and raising his voice. I am here because I like his energy and the way he raises voice for youth”, Gandhi told media after meeting Azad.
Priyanka alleged that the government does not want to listen to the voice of the youth.
“They have not given employment to the youth. So if they are raising their voice, let them do that. What is the use of suppressing their voice?” she questioned.
Asked if Azad would be inducted into Congress, she said, “We loved the way he was raising the issue of employment and fighting for a cause.”
The dalit leader was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police for alleged violation of the model code of conduct on Tuesday by using more than stipulated number of motorcycles at a political rally in Muzaffarnagar.
Following his detention, Azad fell ill and was admitted to the Anand Hospital in Meerut for the treatment.