Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday (January 10) visited Varanasi to meet the activists arrested during the protests against the amended Citizenship law and accused the government of acting against the Constitution.
“They were holding a peaceful agitation,” she said on her visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.
“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 after meeting an activist couple Ekta Shekar Singh and her husband Ravi Shekhar.
During her four-hour visit, Priyanka paid obeisance at Sant Ravidas temple. Later she reached Shrimath on a 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.
(With inputs from agencies)