Lucknow, July 18: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requesting him for minimum security cover for herself. In her letter, Priyanka Gandhi appreciated the UP government's security arrangement for her visit to the state but requested Yogi Adityanath to deploy fewer officials to avoid inconvenience to the general public.
“I appreciate the security arrangements made during my visits to the state but I request you to keep the security cover to minimum so that people do not face any inconvenience," Gandhi wrote. A day ago, the Congress leader lashed out at the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government over the spate of murders in the state. She termed the killing of 10 people in Sonbhadra over a land dispute as "shocking". Priyanka Gandhi Joins #SareeTwitter Trend, Posts Photo in Beautiful Pink Banarasi Saree and Asks Husband Robert Vadra to Take Her Out on a Dinner Date!
"Under the BJP government the confidence of criminals has grown so much that murders are being committed in daylight. In Sonbhadra, the killing of 9 people, including three women, belonging to the Gond community has shaken the conscience. The Chief Minister, his ministers and the administration are all sleeping. Is this how the state will become crime-free? (sic)" she said in a tweet in Hindi. Priyanka Gandhi Expresses Grief over Children's Death in Accident UP.
Her remarks came soon after the deaths in clashes over a land dispute at Murtiya village of the Sonbhadra district. According to reports, the killings took place on Wednesday afternoon during a dispute over a piece of land between the Gujjars and the Gonds. During the quarrel, both the groups opened fire and attacked each other with sickles. It continued for more than an hour. Six of the injured are reported to be in critical condition.
Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi had slammed the UP government over law and order situation in the state. She had sought to know whether the state government has "surrendered before criminals".