After the incident, NCPCR issued a letter to the Election Commission, stating: “The children could be seen making derogatory remarks and using abusive languages in the presence of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi"
New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken a strong exception to a viral video where few children were seen abusing the Prime Minister by using unparliamentary language in front of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.
The matter was escalated after the commission received a written complaint on how children were allegedly used as a part of the election campaign. Following this, the NCPCR issued a letter to the Election Commission stating that: “The children could be seen making derogatory remarks and using abusive languages in the presence of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.”
The NCPCR also referred to its previous letter to the EC where it has stated that the autonomous constitutional authority was responsible for ensuring that children were not used by any political party or their leaders for attaining their electoral goals.
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In the viral video, some children were heard saying "Chowkidar Chor Hai" as Priyanka Gandhi was seen gleefully enjoying it.
However, the insult didn’t stop here. The children went on to use more unparliamentary words against the Prime Minister and the Congress general secretary was seen objecting to it.
The Congress leader had come under huge criticism since then for what is widely perceived as her encouragement the children to abuse the chief executive of the country, a constitutional post.
The video was shot when Priyanka was campaigning in Amethi, where her brother Rahul Gandhi is contesting against BJP’s Smriti Irani
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Last Updated 2, May 2019, 10:06 AM