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Priyanka Gandhi dares UP government to take action against her, says 'I am the granddaughter of Indira Gandhi'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 June 2020, 13:26 IST

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has challenged the Uttar Pradesh government to take action against her, but she will keep bringing out the honest truth.

“As a public servant my duty is towards the people of Uttar Pradesh, and that duty is to bring the truth in front of them. My duty is not to propagate the government propaganda. Uttar Pradesh government is wasting its time in trying to threaten me. Take whatever action you want to, I will keep highlighting the truth. I am the granddaughter of Indira Gandhi, not an undeclared spokesperson of the BJP like some leaders,” Priyanka wrote on Friday.


The Congress leader has been repeatedly criticising the UP government over numerous matter in question which includes the coronavirus spread in the state.

Previously, Priyanka Gandhi in a Facebook post referred to a media report to claim that 57 girls tested positive for Covid-19 at the state-run shelter home, with two girls being found pregnant, which includes a case of HIV positive.

She had regarded the incident as identical to Muzaffarpur shelter home case in Bihar, where cases of alleged sexual abuse were reported.

Uttar Pradesh child right panel on Thursday served a notice to the Congress leader, asking her to file a reply in three days for her misinforming statement on the shelter home.

On 22nd June, Priyanka Gandhi had issued a tweet saying that 28 Covid-19 patients died is Agra hospital after being admitted in 48 hours. She had also stated that the Agra model propagated by the UP government stands exposed. She had attached a news report in her tweet.

Taking notice of the tweet, Agra District Magistrate Prabhu Narain Singh had asked the Congress leader to remove the tweet.

However, undeterred, Priyanka Gandhi had a go at the UP government on the same day over the high Covid-19 death rate in Agra. She tweeted that CM Yogi Adityanath should elucidate within 48 hours who was culpable of “pushing people into these adverse circumstances”.

Tagging a media report, the Congress leader stated that coronavirus death ratio in Agra was 6.8%, which was more than Mumbai and the national capital.

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First published: 26 June 2020, 13:23 IST