BJP has poisoned institutions: Gandhi.


LUCKNOW -- Leader of India's top opposition party on Saturday tweeted a video in which Meerut top cop is seen making communal statements against the Muslim community. Priyanka Gandhi alleged that such officers have no respect for the constitutional oath.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday mounted an attack on UP's Yogi Adityanath government and the conduct of some of the senior police officers in the state.

From her official Twitter handle, Priyanka Gandhi tweeted a video in which a police officer in Meerut is seen making communal statements against the Muslim community. The video was shot during the violent protests in Meerut over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

Priyanka Gandhi wrote on Twitter: 'Indian Constitution does not allow anyone to use such language. When you are occupying a high post, your responsibility increases manifold. The BJP has poisoned the institutions so much so that these officers have no respect for the constitutional oath they have taken.'

The video, in which a senior police officer in riot gear is seen speaking to members of Muslim community, telling them to go to Pakistan, and threatening to ruin the career of those who allegedly indulged in violence, has been widely circulated on social media.


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also accused Lucknow police personnel of grabbing her by the neck in an attempt to prevent her from visiting the house of a retired IPS officer who has been arrested for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act.

She was forced to ride pillion on a two-wheeler and later go on foot to reach the house of 76-year-old SR Darapuri, who was arrested from his house earlier this week for holding up a placard against the controversial law.

'The UP police stopped me while I was going to meet Darapuriji's family. They strangulated and manhandled me. They then surrounded me while I was going on a party worker's two-wheeler, after which I walked to reach there,' news agency ANI quoted Priyanka Gandhi as saying.

The Congress leader said Uttar Pradesh police personnel...

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