Azamgarh, Feb 12 : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that her party had fought to save the country and it would continue till the countrymen are safe. "It’s a fight to save the country, our democracy, our Constitution and our tradition.
We will not bow down. I feel honoured to be part of this fight," she said during an interaction with anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters here. "I am here to be a part of your agitation and feel honoured for it," she said. Priyanka said she had gone to Muzaffarnagar, Bijnore, Lucknow and Varanasi to meet the anti-CAA protesters. " No one can stop me from going to any place in order to meet the people and join them in their struggle," she added.
Talking about the alleged police atrocities in Biliriyaganj on the women protesters, she said, "Police beat up the women, and even ransacked their houses. Several youths, along with three minors, were arrested. The youth also faced atrocities of the police." Priyanka said that she would file a complaint to the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) about the 'police atrocities in Azamgarh'.
The Congress leader alleged that the BJP was working against the people. "BJP was trying to end reservation and hence had taken an opposite stand in the Supreme Court over it," she said. On the directive of Priyanka, UP Congress president Ajay Kumar Lalu and legislature party leader Aradhana Mishra went to the hospital to meet Sarvari Bano, who fell ill during the anti-CAA protest, is in the ICU for the past one week. During the meeting, the women narrated their ordeal to Priyanka. (UNI)