New Delhi: Soon after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for arresting her party workers in the wake of the protests over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, state Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Monday came down heavily on the Congress leader for her remark, saying the grand old party is misleading people on the CAA.Also Read - Jitendra Singh Slams Priyanka Gandhi, Says ‘It’s Sin to Criticise Police Without Evidence’
He also went on to say that the Congress is standing with the law violators and protesters in the country who are damaging public properties in the name of protests. Also Read - ‘Police Action on Protesters Unjust, Will Move High Court,’ Says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
The statement from the UP Deputy Chief Minister comes after Priyanka Gandhi earlier in the day in a press conference alleged that the state government has arrested activists during protests without any valid reason. She also alleged that the state government and police have taken steps which led to ‘anarchy’ in the state during the anti-CAA protests. Also Read - Priyanka Vadra Security Row: CRPF Backs UP Police, Blames Congress Leader For 'Violating' Rules by Riding Pillion on Scooter
Responding to Priyanka’s allegations, Deputy Chief Minister Sharma stated that it is the habit of the Congress to blame the BJP for everything– be it CAA and or the NRC.
“The Congress does not know the saffron party. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is spreading false propaganda against the BJP across the country,” he stated.
Talking about police action on protesters, Sharma stated that the police were doing their duty the way they are supposed to do during protests. “However, the Congress is misleading people across the country over the CAA,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Jitendra Singh also blamed the Congress leader for her remakrs on Yogi Adityanath and the UP police saying, it is like a sin target security personnel without sufficient evidence.
“I personally feel it’s a sin to point at security personnel without sufficient evidence. They are performing their job and likes of Mrs Priyanka are free to go around because they are protected by these personnel,” the Union Minister said.
He also went on to say that the Congress is standing with the law violators and protesters in the country who are damaging public properties in the name of protests.