Priyanka Gandhi attacks UP govt for ‘harassing’ farmers over power bill dues

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly harassing farmers for recovering power bill arrears. She also demanded compensation to the next of kin of a Badaun farmer who allegedly died of the harassment over recovery of power bill dues.

“The BJP government in UP has raised electricity rates and farmers are being harassed and put in jail over recovery of power bill dues. The incident involving Badaun farmer Brijlal ji is reprehensible,” said Vadra in a tweet.

“His family should also get compensation and no farmer should be harassed,” she added.

The Congress general secretary also attached a news report with her tweet that said a farmer of Badaun died after being put in jail for 11 days over recovery of power bill dues. Get access to India’s fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code “GETPRO”. Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.