The Congress on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government for sending a house vacation notice to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying neither she nor the Congress leadership will be cowed down by such moves.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the entire country knows the "deep hatred and vendetta of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" towards the Congress leadership. He said the Congress does not fear from such notices and will continue to highlight the "wrong-doings of a failed Modi government".
"The BJP government's deep hatred and sense of vendetta for Congress leadership is well known to all. They have now touched to new lows. The notice of vacation of Priyanka Gandhi's house signals the anxiety of PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath. We will not be cowed down by these petty decisions of a frustrated government," he said in a video message.
The government on Wednesday asked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate her bungalow in Lutyens' Delhi within a month, saying she is not entitled to the facility following withdrawal of her SPG protection. It had in November last year replaced the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, with Z-plus security by the CRPF.
Surjewala said the entire country has seen how some time ago the SPG security of the family of former PM late Rajiv Gandhi was taken away. Modi has also taken away the security of two former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, he said.
"The Congress leadership and former PMs have been warning this failed government against its anti-people policies," he said, adding that they will continue to do so in future.
"Priyanka Gandhi is Indira Gandhi's grand-daughter and neither she nor the Congress leadership will be cowed down by such notices. You will not be able to stop us from highlighting the wrong-doings of a failed government, even if takes many decisions like this notice," Surjewala said.
"PM Narendra Modi and his Government are blinded by rage, hatred and revenge against the Congress leadership. Unnerved by political activism of Priyanka ji in UP, Modi Government has stooped even further by issuing house vacation notice. Such frustrated attempts will not deter us," he tweeted.
He said Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh or Deve Gowda have shown the mirror of truth to the Modi government.
"Priyanka Gandhi has also been highlighting the failures of the UP government and she will not be deterred in championing people's voice by such fruitless and wasteful exercises that you are seeking to do blinded by revenge," he said.