Priyanka Gandhi meets anti-CAA activists in Varanasi, says government acting against constitution

Priyanka met Dalit worker Anup Shramik, BHU student Deepak and students and representatives of civil society.

Published: 10th January 2020 03:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2020 03:42 PM   |  A+A-

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with students of BHU & civil society members in Varanasi.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with students of BHU & civil society members in Varanasi. (Photo | AICC)

By PTI

VARANASI: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, meeting activists held during protests against the amended Citizenship Act and accusing the government of acting against the Constitution.

"They were holding a peaceful agitation," she said.

Priyanka met activist couple Ekta Shekar Singh and her husband Ravi Shekhar, who were arrested.

"Ekataji's little daughter was waiting for her. They told me everything. Injustice was meted out to them. They were thrown in jail, kept there for 15 days and serious charges were levelled against them.

"I am proud that they struggled and raised their voice for their country. Whatever the government is doing is anti-constitutional," Priyanka told reporters.

During her four-hour visit, Priyanka paid obeisance at Sant Ravidas temple.

Later she reached Shrimath on boat and met social activists and those held "illegally and lodged in jail by the Yogi Adityanath government," a Congress statement said.

Priyanka was also scheduled to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple before leaving for Jaipur.

Priyanka met Dalit worker Anup Shramik, BHU student Deepak and students and representatives of civil society.

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