After Priyanka Gandhi arrest Mehbooba says nation descending into banana republic
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
Former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has been very vocal against the muzzling of opposition especially after the recent violence in UP.
While tweeting for the release of Priyanka Gandhi Mehbooba on Tuesday has said in a tweet, “GOI first gets a docile media to berate Congress & lament lack of a viable opposition but systematically ensures they don’t discharge their duties by illegal arrests. We are a democracy on paper but clearly the grim descent into a banana republic has begun. Release @priyankagandhi”.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Tuesday staged a protest against the arrest of Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh and demanded the resignation of the Yogi government.
According to KNO while reporting about the protest of Congress in Kashmir it has said in its report as follows.
Addressing the media, at the party headquarters, JKPCC President G A Mir said that the police highhandedness against the Gandhi is condemnable and it reflects the lawlessness in the state.
“Priyanka ji wanted to sympathise with the farmers and was alone. Her arrest is condemnable,” Mir said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
Gandhi is currently holding General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.
Mir said all the Congress workers have gathered at the party headquarter to send the message that they all are in solidarity with the farmers of the country.
“The police is not allowing us to move outside of our office. We are here to register our protest,” he said.
With KNO inputs