Priyanka tears into UP govt over corruption

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government accusing it of not taking strict action against officials extorting money from people.

Taking to Twitter, she said, “Like Neeraj, there are many others who are also facing the same issue. For everything, money is taken from them and no one addresses their grievances. My heart is aching. Where the BJP government is sleeping?.”

The statement from Vadra came just days after a flour-mill owner committed suicide after being allegedly harassed by a state government official.

Identified as Niraj Kumar, the reportedly consumed poison in the premises of Bijnor Collectorate on Tuesday. In a suicide note recovered from the spot, he claimed that he was being harassed by a junior engineer of the state power corporation.

Saini had booked Kumar in a power theft case.

More details in this regard are awaited.