Child rights body ask hers to provide details within 3 days of children seen in viral video shouting abusive slogans against Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Congress general secretary-in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Vadra is in trouble for her video with children chanting abusive slogans against PM Narendra Modi. India’s child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has served her a show-cause notice demanding that she submit within three days the names, addresses, whereabouts of the children featuring in the viral video in which the children can be seen using abusive language in presence of Vadra.
The matter escalated after the NCPCR received a complaint on how children were allegedly used as a part of election campaign. Following this, the NCPCR on Wednesday issued a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI). “The children could be seen making derogatory remarks and using abusive language in the presence of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi," the child rights body wrote.
On Thursday, the NCPCR served Vadra with a notice asking her to divulge the names and addresses of the children featuring in the video, the place where the incident of sloganeering took place, and how the kids were brought to that place. The child rights body has given Vadra three days to reply.
In the viral video, some children are seen saying "Chowkidar Chor Hai" and Priyanka Gandhi gleefully enjoying it.
However, the insult doesn’t stop here. The children go on to use more unparliamentary words against the Prime Minister, at which point the Congress general secretary gets squeamish and smilingly objects.
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, 10:36 PM