There was heavy media presence in Varanasi in anticipation of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s arrival on a boat, which started from Allahabad two days ago. Also present there was Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV representative, who was also joined by a woman sporting NaMo Again T-shirt. No sooner did the Republic TV representative start speaking to the woman, a group of Congress supporters arrived there to object to the channel’s decision to interview someone, who according to them was a ‘paid worker.’
The woman, identified as Aparna Vishwakarma, vehemently protested and said that she was not a BJP worker and pursuing the third year of college. Explaining why she had decided to wear NaMo Again T-shirt, she told the Republic TV representative, “That’s because we like (Narendra Modi’s) his work and we are his supporters. Priyanka Vadra is arriving here for the first time, that too during election time. That has no value.”
This was when a group of Congress supporters arrived and questioned her credentials alleging that she was a paid worker of the BJP. The woman, who had #MainHoonChowkidar tatooed on her palm, rejected the allegations made by the Congress supporters. She said that she was a student and her exams were on 25 March.
Vishwakarma also said that every single girl from her college will wear NaMo Again T-shirt. Sensing that the matter could spiral out of control, the Republic TV representative decided to end his interview, but by then the Congress supporters had begun to raise Chowkidar Chor Hai slogans. It was at this moment when the BJP supporting woman alleged that the Congress supporters had touched her inappropriately and pushed her. She also accused the local police of siding with the Congress supporters.
Visbly shocked by the turn of events, the woman said sobbingly, “You can go and confirm if I study in that college or not. These people are making false allegations and pushing me. They are saying I am a paid worker. What nonsense is this? The cops here are colluding with them.”
Still crying, she also sought to clarify later, “I am not a BJP worker.” She added, “The Congress worker jumped on me. They can’t stand even a woman.”
After arriving in Varanasi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra performed aarti at the famous Assi Ghat. Priyanka was recently appointed as the AICC General Secretary in-charge of UP East.
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