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Meeting Bhim army chief has nothing to do with politics: Priyanka Gandhi

ANI meerut (uttar pradesh)
Updated: 13-03-2019 20:02 IST
Meeting Bhim army chief has nothing to do with politics: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary and in-charge for the party’s east UP affairs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that her decision to meet Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar Azad had nothing to do with politics. “It is to be seen from the perspective that he is a youth and is struggling. He is raising his voice and saying to society to hear his pain. But this government is so arrogant that it wants to suppress the youth. The government doesn’t want to hear the voice of the youth,” said Gandhi.

“I am here because I like his energy and the way he raises his voice for the youths,” said Priyanka, who met Chandrashekhar here at a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. On Monday, Azad was taken into the police custody along with his supporters for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is in force in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

After some time of his arrest, Azad complained of high blood pressure and fell unconscious. He was admitted to a hospital here, where he is undergoing treatment. Police said the case was registered against Azad and 28 others on Wednesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Senior Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar said: “Azad organised a rally and violated the Model Code of Conduct on Monday. The local officials tried to stop them, but he continued with his rally. He was held for four hours in a private school.” Police said the rally had been organised without required permission at Kasimpura village by Azad. When the police tried to stop the rally, they resisted and later blocked Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway.

On Tuesday, Azad started a ‘Padayatra’ from Saharanpur to Delhi and announced to address a rally in New Delhi on March 15. He has also announced to fight the Lok Sabha election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)