Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of repeatedly harassing party leader Hardik Patel.
The Congress general secretary’s remarks came a day after Patel was arrested for failing to appear before a trial court in a 2015 sedition case.
Priyanka said Patel has been fighting for the employment of youth and the rights of farmers and the BJP is repeatedly harassing him.
“The BJP is repeatedly harassing young Hardik Patel ji who has been fighting for the employment of youth and the rights of farmers. Hardik voiced the people of his society, sought jobs for them, sought scholarships, carried out farmers’ movement. BJP is calling this ‘treason’,” Priyanka tweeted.
Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district for failing to appear before a trial court in connection with a 2015 sedition case, hours after a warrant was issued against him. He had joined the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.