New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra fiercely targeted the Uttar Pradesh government, claiming 700 teachers were killed during panchayat election duty. Along with his Twitter account, he raised the state government as well as the State Election Commission in the dock.
Polling for the four-phase panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh ended on Thursday. A voter turnout of 75 per cent was recorded in the final phase.
“These elections have been conducted in almost 60,000 gram sabhas of UP without any thought of the catastrophic onslaught of the second wave,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a series of tweets.
Meetings were conducted, campaigning continued and the spread of COVID-19 in UP”s villages is now “unstoppable”, she said.
“People are dying in numbers far, far above the deceitful official figures. People are dying in homes across rural UP, and these deaths are not being counted as COVID (deaths) because people aren’t being tested,” she claimed.
Priyanka Gandhi further alleged that the state government’s actions are designed to cover up the truth and terrorise both the public and the medical community, which is working tirelessly to save lives.