Nothing of this sort has ever happened in Rae Bareli. Country-made weapons, bricks and lathis were used in the attack.
New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday hit out at the Modi dispensation, saying it is not a “mazboot” government but a “magroor” one that harbours an “oppressive” mindset. She alleged that people fighting for their rights were put behind bars on charges of being anti-national and were subjected to atrocities. She claimed that no development works were carried out in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Modi.
Meanwhile, a day after an alleged attack on Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the state government and local administration, terming the incident an attack on democracy. Ms Vadra, along with Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev, visited Rae Bareli to take stock of the situation. “This is an attack on democracy. Nothing of this sort has ever happened in Rae Bareli. Country-made weapons, bricks and lathis were used in the attack. Zila panchayat members were dragged from their vehicles,” Ms Vadra alleged.
The MLA was on her way to oversee the voting for a no-confidence motion against zila panchayat chairman Mr. Avadhesh Pratap Singh, who is the brother of BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Mr Dinesh Singh. She was allegedly attacked by Avadhesh Singh’s henchmen, armed with iron rods and bricks in Harchandpur area.
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