Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday took a dig at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for sweeping the floor when she was detained recently in Uttar Pradesh, asking how this could be a news as cleaning a room is part of anyone’s daily household chores.
Participating in the India Today Conclave 2021 here, CM Sarma said India has changed and people will not pay attention to such “stage-managed” acts of politicians.
“I don’t know how come a lady sweeping the floor could be news. This is a common household practice in every family of India. I have seen my mother sweeping the floor. Have you not seen your mother sweeping the floor?” he asked.
The chief minister said the act of Priyanka Gandhi, during her detention in Uttar Pradesh, was “staged-managed” otherwise how come a photographer was present there to shoot the video.
Priyanka Gandhi was detained at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh early on Monday when she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of farmers who were killed after a convoy of vehicles ran over them on Sunday.
Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, was allegedly in that convoy and police have registered a murder case against him for the incident.
During the detention at a police guesthouse in Sitapur, Priyanka Gandhi was seen in a video sweeping the floor.
On Friday, the Congress leader made a surprise visit to a Dalit hamlet in Lucknow and picked up a broom to clean it.