Ready to go to jail if govt thinks meeting breaved tribals is a crime: Priyanka Gandhi
She insisted she had a responsibility as well as a moral right to meet the poor tribals facing carnage and share their grief
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said that she was ready to go to jail if the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh thinks that meeting the breaved families of the tribals killed in Wednesday’s shootout in Sonbhadra was a crime.
In a series of tweets, Priyanka Gandhi expressed her anguish and disapaointment at the Yogi Adityanath government creating a “tamasha” by illegally detaining her at a guesthouse without a valid reason and not allowing her to proceed to Sonbhadra, 80 kms from Varanasi.
She insisted she had a responsibility as well as a moral right to meet the poor tribals facing carnage and share their grief.
At least 10 persons were killed over two dozen injured when a village headman, a gurjar, and his men opened fire at the tribals resisting the land grab by the headman at a village in Sonbhadra.
The Congress general secretary said that the administration was demanding a Rs 50,000 personal bond for her release.
“Since I have neither committed a crime nor violated any law, I find giving a bond for my release as immoral...My resolve to meet the bereaved families of those killed is unshakeable,” she said.