UP Cong suspends 2 activists for depicting Sonia Gandhi as "beemar" in hoardings

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 October 2013, 10:41 PM

Taking a tough stance, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday suspended two activists in Allahabad unit for putting up hoardings depicting Congress president Sonia Gandhi as "beemar" (ill).

A senior party leader on Wednesday confirmed that show cause notices were issued to district secretary Haseeb Ahmad and party leader Shreesh Chandra Dubey.

"The party cracked the whip as the hoardings depicted Congress president in bad light and had unnecessarily dragged Priyanka into political space," stated the leader.

The hoardings that came up in the posh Civil Lines area on Tuesday showed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Sonia Gandhi along with a text written on the top which says in form of a couplet -- "Maiya ab Rahti Beemar, Bhaiya par badh gaya bhaar, Priyanka Phoolpur se bano ummedwaar, party ka karo prachaar, Congress ki sarkaar banao teesri baar (Mother is often ill now, brother ( Rahul Gandhi) is over burdened, Priyanka become the candidate from Phoolpur and campaign for the party, help Congress make its government for the third time).

First Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 05:46 PM
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