Child body corners Priyanka Gandhi, asks EC to act against Amethi boys abusing PM Modi in her presence

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Published: May 2, 2019 2:37:08 PM

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Election Commission to take action against boys who made derogatory remarks and used abusive language against PM Narendra Modi in the presence of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Amethi.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with voters during an election campaign in Amethi. (PTI Photo)

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognisance of a video which shows a group of boys making derogatory remarks and using abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The child body has written a letter to the Election Commission to take action against the boys who raised the slogans during Priyanka’s visit to Amethi.

In its letter, the child body has cited a previous order to the poll body to restrict the use of minors for the purpose of campaigning in elections. It said that in the viral video, several boys can be seen allegedly participating in election campaigning and making derogatory remarks and using abusive languages. The NCPCR also said that it was a violation of children’s rights and will attract necessary action. It also warned the political parties against using minors in election campaigns.

On Wednesday, Priyanka was in Amethi to seek support for her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. During her campaign, she came across a group of school children who on seeing her started clapping and shouted ‘chowkidar chor hai’ slogan. Priyanka first laughed but was taken aback when the boys shouted another slogan which included abusive language against Modi.

She then asked the kids not to raise the second slogans. “Ye wala achcha nahin hai. Achche bachche bano aur achcha bolo. (This one is not good. Become good kids and speak good),” she said.

After this, the boys started raising slogans of Rahul Gandhi ‘zindabad’.

The clip went viral on social media sites in no time. BJP leader and party’s candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani also shared the video and launched a scathing attack on the Congress for use of abusive language against the Prime Minister.

“Uncouth to the core. Imagine the filthiest of abuses that a Prime Minister has to endure from people whose only claim to fame is a nose. Lutyens outrage anyone?” her tweet reads.

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