I am Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter: Priyanka tells UP government

Priyanka Gandhi's statement came days after the Agra administration asked her to withdraw within 24 hours the claim of high coronavirus deaths in the district

Priyanka is set to move to a house that was owned by former Congress leader and Union Minister Sheila Kaul in Lucknow. Photo: PTI (File)

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on on Friday (June 26), made a frontal attack on the opposition BJP and said she will no the cowed down by threats a she ‘is Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter.’

“I am Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter, not an undeclared BJP spokesperson like some of the opposition leaders,” Priyanka Gandhi said, as she alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government was threatening her through its various departments for speaking the truth.

Priyanka Gandhi’s statement came days after the Agra administration asked her to withdraw within 24 hours the claim of high coronavirus deaths in the district.

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Priyanka Gandhi, in charge UP East, had accused the Yogi Adityanath government of indulging in propaganda instead of dealing with the pandemic. “As a public servant, my duty is towards the people of Uttar Pradesh. And this duty is to put out the truth before them and not to put forth government propaganda. The UP government is wasting its time by threatening me through its various departments,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

Over the week, Priyanka Gandhi had repeatedly attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over ‘high’ COVID-19 mortality rate in Agra and on other issues related to the state government’s handling of the pandemic.

Her criticism of the BJP government comes after her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi had criticised the government over the handling of the China situation and for ‘hiding’ vital facts from the people.

Rahul had asked the government if China had actually taken over Indian territory and urged the Prime Minister to ‘come clear on facts.’

(With inputs from Agencies).

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