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Sailor Sujit Nishad.
- Priyanka Gandhi reached Prayagraj for the second time today within 10 days
- Will meet Nishad community by installing chaupal in Baswar village
- The administration got the boats repaired before Priyanka’s arrival
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is once again visiting Prayagraj within 10 days. She will meet sailor families in Baswar village. Sailor Sujit Nishad claims that Priyanka Gandhi has come to Prayagraj today on his invitation. Sujit said that Priyanka Gandhi had inquired about her family and livelihood. Sujit had told that there are wife and three daughters in the family. Maintains the family by running a mercenary boat.
Sujit Nishad had also informed about the clash between police and sailors in Baswar on 4 February. It was said that the police have broken the boats of our livelihood. It was also said that he must come to the village once. Today, when Priyanka Gandhi arrived at Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj, sailors Sujit Nishad and Balram Sahni were welcomed. Balaram Sahni met Priyanka Gandhi during the Congress’ Ganga Yatra before the Lok Sabha elections.
On 11 February, Priyanka Gandhi boarded Sujit Nishad’s boat on Mauni Amavasya.
Administration became active a day before, repaired
A day before Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Baswar village of Ghurpur police station area of Vadra, the district administration got involved in damage control. In the past, the repair work of the broken boats started. The broken boats of the fishermen were repaired and prepared. A video of this has also surfaced.
Workers repairing the boat
16 boats were broken to stop illegal mining
In fact, the Uttar Pradesh government banned the use of boat in sand mining across the state on 24 June 2019. Due to this, all Nishad became unemployed. On January 30, there was a contract called Raj Contract in Baswar village near Ghurpur, which has been closed. On February 4, some people complained that illegal mining was happening here. A joint team of police, administration and mining department reached the spot and broke the boats involved in mining. The villagers became furious at this. In response, the police lathi-charged. More than 30 villagers including women were injured. The villagers alleged that the police had broken 16 boats of small sailors by not taking action against the mining mafia. The police had registered an FIR against more than 200 villagers in the case.
Demand for fishermen