Fascinated by Congress national secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s much publicised `Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, a party leader in Pratapgarh staged an attack on her life to present herself as a real “fighter” against “injustice” and impress the high command to get a party ticket for the UP assembly election.
This sensational fact came to light when instead of getting a ticket through her “scripted attack”, the leader landed in jail after being arrested along with two of her associates whom she “hired” to execute the plan.
The Chanda Kotwali police in Pratapgarh claimed to have arrested three accused, including Congress worker Rita Yadav, involved in an alleged attack on herself after she showed black flag to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his rally in Sultanpur on January 3.
Talking to media persons on Thursday, Circle Officer of Chanda Kotwali police station, Satish Chandra Shukla, said, "Rita Yadav herself confessed that her eagerness to get the ticket for the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh had made her stage the entire act of getting herself shot at. She herself lodged an FIR after which police started an investigation."
Sources said that the idea struck Rita Yadav’s mind just to impress Priyanka Gandhi Vadra that she was a real fighter and fit to her `Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign.
Shukla said that it was later revealed that Rita Yadav, a resident of Sunawan Lalu's Purva in Chanda Kotwali area, along with her accomplice driver Mohd Mustakim and Dharmendra Yadav were part of this conspiracy.
All the accused found guilty have been taken into custody for participating in the conspiracy.
Police have also stated that "illegal firearms and cartridges have been recovered from them. A case of sedition had been registered against them. The accused have been sent to jail.
The Congress party had earlier used this attack to target the Bharatiya Janata Party in the poll-bound state, alleging deteriorating in law and order and to attempts to “silence” whosoever raised voice against injustice.