Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday criticized Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for saying that his government will take "revenge" from those damaging public properties during anti-Citizenship Act protests. "It's probably the first time that any CM has made such a statement," she said. "There's no place of violence in the soul of this country," the Congress leader added.
Taking a jibe at Aadityanth who had said that those who had damaged public assets should pay the price, Priyanka said saffron denotes Hinduism and does not reflect violence, 'revenge'.
"There is no place for violence, revenge, and resentment in this country's soul. It seems state administration and police are acting on UP Chief Minister's 'revenge' remark," she said.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demanded that no academic or legal action should take against the peaceful student protesters.
Concluding her four-day visit to Lucknow days after statewide violent clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act, she told media persons that her own security was not a big issue.
"The issue is the safety of the common man in UP," she said in an apparent reference to her alleged manhandling by the state police.