AGENCIES, New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has attacked the Uttar Pradesh government after it sent her a notice over her comments alleging two girls were found pregnant at a child shelter home in Kanpur.
“I am Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter, not an undeclared BJP spokesperson like some of the opposition leaders,” she tweeted in Hindi. She alleged the Uttar Pradesh government is threatening her through various departments for speaking the truth.
The Congress leader in a Facebook post on Sunday had attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over a media report about two girls being found pregnant at the state-run child shelter home, saying it shows that facts were being suppressed in the name of investigation at such facilities.
.. जो भी कार्यवाही करना चाहते हैं, बेशक करें। मैं सच्चाई सामने रखती रहूँगी। मैं इंदिरा गांधी की पोती हूँ, कुछ विपक्ष के नेताओं की तरह भाजपा की अघोषित प्रवक्ता नहीं।..2/2
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 26, 2020
“As a servant of the people, my duty is towards the people of Uttar Pradesh. And this duty is to put out the truth before them and not to put forth government propaganda. The UP government is wasting its time by threatening me through its various departments,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi on Friday “They can take whatever action they want, I will keep putting forth the truth. I am Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter not an undeclared BJP spokesperson like some of the opposition leaders,” she said.
The Congress general secretary’s tweets come a day after India observed 45 years since former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency in June 1975. From Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to various BJP leaders on Thursday criticised ‘one family’ for “turning the nation into prison overnight“.