Political Buzz

Jakhar condemns detention of Priyanka in UP

Punjab Tribune Bureau | July 19, 2019 05:28 PM

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and former member of Lok Sabha, Sunil Jakhar, has slammed BJP led UP government for detaining AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on her way to meet the families who were affected by firing over a land dispute on July 17 in Sonbhadra.

He said that Priyanka was scheduled to visit the place of the incident where 10 people were killed in the firing and 19 were injured. She only wanted to meet the affected families alone, whose members have been mercilessly shot dead, a boy who was also shot at is lying in the hospital. “Is it an offence to share the grief of the families who lost their members due to atrocities that lit large in the state ruled by the BJP headed by Yogi Adityanath, he asked.

By preventing Priyanka Gandhi from meeting the affected families to convey condolence and express solidarity, BJP has once again exposed its fears that haunt the saffron party over people-centric activities of Gandhi family, Jakhar said.

The former MP said BJP that has got absolute power for the second time in New Delhi was pursuing dictatorial means to crush the voice of the people. UP govt had failed in controlling crimes. The policies of political intolerance can be fatal for any democratic nation. Congress can’t tolerate the killing of human rights and will fight to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people, he added. EOM

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
By and Far Flood Situation Under Control in the State
By and Far Flood Situation Under Control in the State
Work of plugging breaches over river Satluj to be accomplished at the earliest- Sukhsarkaria, Bajwa
Work of plugging breaches over river Satluj to be accomplished at the earliest- Sukhsarkaria, Bajwa
Arrange delivery of duplicate copy of documents lost in rain: Rahul Gandhi urges Kerala CM
Arrange delivery of duplicate copy of documents lost in rain: Rahul Gandhi urges Kerala CM
District Administration disposes six dead cattle, brought on boats from flood-ravaged houses
District Administration disposes six dead cattle, brought on boats from flood-ravaged houses
DC asks departments to pull up socks for restoring normalcy in marooned villages of district within a week
DC asks departments to pull up socks for restoring normalcy in marooned villages of district within a week
Capt Amarinder seeks joint action plan with Army to strengthen Tendiwala Embankment
Capt Amarinder seeks joint action plan with Army to strengthen Tendiwala Embankment
Congress leaders challenge akalis to come clean on statement of Subramaniam Swamy advocating halting Sri Kartarpur Sahib corridor work
Congress leaders challenge akalis to come clean on statement of Subramaniam Swamy advocating halting Sri Kartarpur Sahib corridor work
Gujarat: VHP organises 'Rath Yatra' on Janmashtami
Gujarat: VHP organises 'Rath Yatra' on Janmashtami
Rahul pens down condolence letter to Jaitley's wife, says his presence will always be remembered in Parliament
Rahul pens down condolence letter to Jaitley's wife, says his presence will always be remembered in Parliament
Pak Senate Chairman cancels UAE trip over highest civilian honour to PM Modi
Pak Senate Chairman cancels UAE trip over highest civilian honour to PM Modi
Even in jail he never lost cool: BJP's VK Malhotra mourns loss of friend Jaitley
Even in jail he never lost cool: BJP's VK Malhotra mourns loss of friend Jaitley
Venkaiah Naidu breaks down at Arun Jaitley's funeral
Venkaiah Naidu breaks down at Arun Jaitley's funeral