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Priyanka meets anti-CAA activists in
Varanasi, says govt acting against constitution

2020-01-10

PTI

Varanasi (UP), Jan 10 : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, meeting activists held during protests against the amended Citizenship Act and accusing the government of acting against the Constitution.

"They were holding a peaceful agitation," she said.

Priyanka met activist couple Ekta Shekar Singh and her husband Ravi Shekhar, who were arrested.

"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.

During her four-hour visit, Priyanka paid obeisance at Sant Ravidas temple. Later she reached Shrimath on 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.

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