Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Protest Highlights: Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday claimed that the UP police manhandled and stopped her while she was on her way to meet the family members of former IPS officer S R Darapuri, who was arrested for protesting against the new citizenship law, in Lucknow.
“UP police stopped me while I was going to meet family of Darapuri ji. A policewoman manhandled me. They surrounded me while I was going on a party worker’s two-wheeler, after which I walked to reach there,” Priyanka was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Earlier in the day, accused the BJP of ‘communalising the institutions.’ Accusing the other opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh of not doing much to oppose the citizenship law, Priyanka Gandhi said the Congress may have to go solo in the next Assembly polls in the state.
In his first rally since protests broke out in the state earlier this month over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Saturday said that his party would not allow the saffron party to destroy Assam’s history, culture and language. Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi dubbed the exercises of the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as “notebandi 2 (Demonetisation -2).”