High voltage drama broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Narayanpur after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra staged Dharna after being stopped by the police on her way to Sonbhadra. Priyanka Gandhi was on her way to Sonabhadra to meet the families of victims of a shootout when she was stopped by the UP Police and taken to a guest house, as a preventive measure to maintain law and order.
However, Congress jumping the gun and in order to stir a controversy claimed that Priyanka has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police and tweeted:
“UP’s Ajay Singh Bisht government’s forced actions against Priyanka Gandhi is an insult of democracy. Without written letter and opposing the Constitution’s provisions, this reflects the dictatorship government of Ajay Singh Bisht government,” Congress tweeted.
However, taking note of the erupting controversy, UP DGP OP Singh exposed Congress’ lies and clarified on the situation and pointed out that she was taken to the Chunar Guest House as a preventive measure because Section 144 was imposed in the area after the Sonbhadra shootout incident.
Speaking to The Republic, DGP OP Singh said, “She has been stopped going to Sonbhadra and been taken to the Chunar Guest House because she was doing dharna on the road. It is not detention or arrest. She was just stopped by the local police. In Sonbhadra, Section 144 has been imposed, she was stopped.”
On Wednesday in a shootout incident in Sonbhadra, around 10 people were shot dead over an alleged land dispute while over 20 others suffered injuries. UP CM taking note of the incident had assured of ‘stringent action’ against the perpetrators.
“29 criminals arrested till now, a single barrel gun, 3 double-barrel guns and a rifle has been seized. Whoever is found responsible for this incident, strictest action will be taken against them,” he said.
These 2019 general elections had also witnessed similar meek attempts from Congress to manufacture and peddle fake narratives to aid their electoral conquest. With Congress desperate after the humiliating defeat and trying to peddle fake narratives has failed again and these attempts stand exposed in front of emerging facts. Many observers have also pointed these manufactured controversies might be a bid by the Congress to churn out political support and sympathy for the sinking grand old party and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.