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Meeting Bhim army chief has nothing to do with politics: Priyanka Gandhi

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and in-charge for the party's east UP affairs on Wednesday said that her decision to meet had nothing to do with

"It is to be seen from the perspective that he is a youth and is struggling. He is raising his voice and saying to society to hear his But this government is so arrogant that it wants to suppress the youth. The government doesn't want to hear the voice of the youth," said Gandhi.

"I am here because I like his and the way he raises his voice for the youths," said Priyanka, who met Chandrashekhar here at a hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

On Monday, Azad was taken into the police custody along with his supporters for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is in force in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

After some time of his arrest, Azad complained of and fell unconscious. He was admitted to a hospital here, where he is undergoing treatment.

Police said the case was registered against Azad and 28 others on Wednesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

of Police said: "Azad organised a rally and violated the Model Code of Conduct on Monday. The local officials tried to stop them, but he continued with his rally. He was held for four hours in a private school."

Police said the rally had been organised without required permission at Kasimpura village by Azad. When the police tried to stop the rally, they resisted and later blocked Muzaffarnagar-highway.

On Tuesday, Azad started a 'Padayatra' from to and announced to address a rally in New on March 15. He has also announced to fight the Lok Sabha election against

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:02 IST