NEW DELHI — Congress leaders have reacted sharply on the eviction notice served to party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra saying neither she nor the Congress leadership will be cowed down by such moves.
The government on Wednesday asked Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, to vacate her government accommodation at 35, Lodhi Estate here within a month as she is no longer on the list of protectees of the Special Protection Group (SPG).
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the entire country knows the “deep hatred and vendetta of Prime Minister Narendra Modi” towards the Congress leadership.
He said the Congress does not fear from such notices and will continue to highlight the “wrong-doings of a failed Modi government”.
Taking to Twitter, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “PM, Sh. Narendra Modi & his Govt are blinded by rage, hatred and revenge against the Congress leadership. Unnerved by political activism of Priyanka ji in UP, Modi Govt has stopped even further by issuing house vacation notice. Such frustrated attempts will not deter us.”
PM, Sh. Narendra Modi & his Govt are blinded by rage, hatred and revenge against the Congress leadership.
Unnerved by political activism of Priyanka ji in U.P, Modi Govt has stooped even further by issuing house vacation notice.
Such frustrated attempts will not deter us. pic.twitter.com/a0PIZwEtc1
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 1, 2020
Mr Surjewala in a message said the entire country has seen how some time ago the SPG security of the family of former PM late Rajiv Gandhi was taken away.
PM Modi has also taken away the security of two former prime ministers – Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, he said, reports PTI.
Jitin Prasada, Congress working committee member said, “I fail to understand the timing of the government’s actions however Priyanka Gandhi is on a mission to fight and work for the people of UP and is unfazed and not bothered by these diversionary tactics.”
Another Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said it’s unfair and quoted former Prime Minister IK Gujral that ruler should be large-hearted.
He said, “the land was to be vacated from the Chinese but government chose to vacate a house in Delhi.”
Congress leader Vishwanath Chaturvedi said this is a new low in politics and the Modi government has insulted a “daughter of a martyr”. Congress leader Naseeb Pathan demanded that newly elected member in Rajya Sabha KC Venugopal should resign and Priyanka Gandhi should be sent to Rajya Sabha.
Secretary AICC Dheeraj Gurjar said “those who could not evict Chinese are bent on evicting Priyanka Gandhi , remember Indira Gandhi too was evicted but later on those responsible had to lose their seat.”
The government in an order said that it has cancelled the accommodation allotted to Priyanka with the direction to vacate the house within one month.
Meanwhile, sources close to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said she would vacate the house within the stipulated time.
(With agencies inputs)