GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has taken a jibe at Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said there is nothing special about Gandhi's floor-sweeping viral video.
"I have seen my mother sweeping the floor always at home. The general public won't be impressed. This is nothing big. How can a woman sweeping the floor be news? Why are you defaming your mother? The way she (Priyanka) is sweeping is also not right," said Sarma at India Today Conclave.
Priyanka Gandhi was seen sweeping the floor of a Sitapur Guest House after getting detained by Uttar Pradesh police while attempting to visit the kins of killed farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath had slammed Priyanka Gandhi too and said people want them to be fit only for this and they reduce them to it.
In a response to the "casteist comment" by Yogi, Congress gs Gandhi went to a Dalit colony and picked up a broom, saying it is a symbol of simplicity and self-respect.
"I have come here for the cleaning work along with you all and let Yogiji know that cleaning and using a broom is an act of self-respect," Gandhi said.
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