Priyanka Gandhi Claims UP Police Assaulted Her, Travels On A Scooty To Meet Protesters


Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday claimed that the UP Police assaulted her while stopping her from meeting the CAA protesters in Lucknow.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday, December 28, made yet another sensational claim. Speaking to the media, she stated the Uttar Pradesh Police who stopped her from meeting the people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Lucknow, assaulted her.

She said, "After my program, I was on my way to meet the family members of Former IPS officer SR Darapuri. The police stopped us mid-way and did not let me go. When I asked the reason, they just told me that they can't let me go ahead." 

Gandhi further added, "I decided to get out of the car and walk. As soon as I started walking, the police physically assaulted me by pulling me and choking me. After this, I sat on a two-wheeler but they stopped that too."

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra travels on a scoot

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stopped

The Congress leader on Saturday was stopped from meeting the people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Lucknow. Accompanied by top Congress leaders, she was not allowed to proceed with her planned march by the UP police. While talking to the media, Vadra claimed that she was being blocked for no specific reason, which was causing a hindrance to other commuters as well.  

As per reports, Priyanka Gandhi was on her way to meet the family of a Congress worker detained in the Lucknow protests. Sources revealed that the Congress leader may stay in Lucknow for one more night and attempt to meet the protesters. 

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Protests against CAA

Several violent protests have been erupting across Assam, West Bengal, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh against the newly amended Citizenship Act, following the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi where over 50 students were detained by police during the protests. Along with it, students across the country staged protests in solidarity. The anti-CAA movement has spread to more places like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pondicherry, Patna and so on. 

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The Citizenship Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 9 and then by the Rajya Sabha on December 11. The Act seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees (i.e. refugees from the countries' respective minority communities) from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. 

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