Watch: Priyanka Gandhi picks up broom again after Yogi Adityanath's dig
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday made a surprise visit to a Dalit locality in Lucknow and picked up a broom to clean it, reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s dig at her
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday made a surprise visit to a Dalit locality in Lucknow and picked up a broom to clean it, reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s dig at her act of sweeping of floor at a Sitapur guest house during her detention.
In reply to a query over Priyanka Gandhi’s act of mopping during her detention, Adityanath earlier during the day had said “the people wanted to make them (the Congress leaders) worth doing that and that is what they have made them”.
Taking on the chief minister for his "casteist comment", Priyanka Gandhi in a tweet announced that all district committees of the party will clean Valmiki temples on Saturday.
"Today, the chief minister of UP showed his anti-Dalit mentality by giving a casteist statement. Tomorrow, all district Congress committees of UP will clean the Lord Valmiki temples. India will not tolerate the insult of crores of Dalits and women of the country," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet tagging a video of her cleaning a premises in the Dalit colony.
Meanwhile, the Congress general secretary cleaned the premises of a Maharshi Valmiki temple and also prayed at the temple. During the interaction with locals, Priyanka Gandhi said "He has not humiliated me by saying so, he has humiliated you all as crores of Dalit brothers and sisters are safai karamcharis and they do this work."
"I have come here for the cleaning work along with you all and let Yogiji know that cleaning and using a broom is an act of self-respect," she said.