Priyanka meets Bhim army chief in Meerut hospital


[India], Mar 13 (ANI): Congress general secretary and in-charge for the party’s east UP affairs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital here.

On Monday, Azad was taken into the police custody along with his supporters for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is in force in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

After some time of his arrest, Azad complained of high blood pressure and fell unconscious. He was admitted to a hospital here, where he is undergoing treatment.

Police said was registered against Azad and 28 others on Wednesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Senior Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar said: “Azad organised a rally and violated the Model Code of Conduct on Monday. The local officials tried to stop them, but he continued with his rally. He was held for four hours in a private school.”

Police said the rally had been organised without required permission at Kasimpura village by Azad. When the police tried to stop the rally, they resisted and later blocked Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway.

On Tuesday, Azad started a ‘Padayatra’ from Saharanpur to Delhi and announced to address a rally in New Delhi on March 15. He has also announced to fight elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)


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