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No ground to keep Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar in Jail: Priyanka

She said that Azad should be shifted to AIIMS immediately after Bhim Army claimed that he was unwell

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 5.01.20, 2:51 PM
  • Updated 5.01.20, 2:51 PM
"There are absolutely no grounds to keep Chandrashekhar in jail, let alone to deny him medical treatment if he is unwell. He should be sent to AIIMS to be treated immediately," Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote on Twitter Picture by Naeen Ansari

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday demanded that Bhim Army chief said Chandrashekhar Azad be shifted to AIIMS and said that the government's policy of "oppressing" dissent has reached a point of "cowardice".

Azad is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail after he was arrested as he led a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Delhi.

"The government's policy of oppressing all expressions of dissent and protest has reached the point of cowardice. The lack of basic humanity in their actions is shameful. There are absolutely no grounds to keep Chandrashekhar in jail, let alone to deny him medical treatment if he is unwell. He should be sent to AIIMS to be treated immediately," Priyanka Gandhi said on Twitter.

On Saturday, the Bhim Army claimed that Azad was unwell and needed immediate medical care.

Rejecting the claim, a senior jail official said Azad was "absolutely fine" and no such issue had come to their notice during routine medical check-ups by the official jail doctor.

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