Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi over imposition of Section 144 in Varanasi on '359 out of 365 days'

Taking to Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi cited a media report that quoted a Banaras Hindu University student as saying that in the 365 days of 2019, Section 144 was imposed in Varanasi town for 359 days.

Published: 02nd January 2020 04:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2020 04:23 PM   |  A+A-

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has the "gall" to tell people they have nothing to fear when Section 144 was imposed in his constituency of Varanasi on "359 out of 365 days".

The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) section empowers an executive magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than four persons in an area.

Taking to Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi cited a media report that quoted a Banaras Hindu University student as saying that in the 365 days of 2019, Section 144 was imposed in Varanasi town for 359 days.

"On 359 out of 365 days in the year 2019, Section 144 was imposed in Varanasi town the PM's own constituency and he has the gall to say that people have nothing to fear?" she said in her tweet.

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