Raising voice in democracy not a crime, says Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi’s visit also comes in the backdrop of "missing" posters of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav surfacing in his parliamentary constituency.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said raising voice in a democracy is not a crime, ahead of her visit to the SP stronghold Azamgarh where she is likely to meet family members of arrested anti-CAA protesters.
Priyanka Gandhi’s visit also comes in the backdrop of "missing" posters of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav surfacing in his parliamentary constituency, PTI reported.
The posters had questioned the MP's absence in the wake of police action on women protesting against the CAA here last week.
In a tweet in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi said, "Raising voice in a democracy is not a crime. And, it is my duty to stand with those, with whom crime has been committed.” Take a look at the tweet:
लोकतंत्र में आवाज उठाना जुल्म नहीं है और मेरा कर्तव्य है कि जिनके साथ जुल्म हो रहा है मैं उनके साथ खड़ी हूं। pic.twitter.com/14RoCvFGb7— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) February 12, 2020
Several Muslim women had staged a protest at Maulana Jauhar Park area here last week against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) but were forcibly removed by police.
An FIR was registered against 35 named and over 100 unidentified people involved in the protests. Of them, 20 people were arrested, the police had said.
This is the Congress General Secretary's second visit to eastern UP in less than a week.
आजमगढ़ के रास्ते में कांग्रेस महासचिव श्रीमती @priyankagandhi जी National Inter College पेनड्रा में शिक्षकों व छात्रों से मिलीं। शिक्षकों ने उनको अपनी समस्या से भी अवगत कराया। pic.twitter.com/MboVPGaFGE— Congress (@INCIndia) February 12, 2020
On Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi had visited Varanasi on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti.