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Anamika Shukla case: Brahmins being targetted, says Congress

Anamika Shukla case: Brahmins being targetted, says Cong

New Delhi:  After it came to light that the real Anamika Shukla was still unemployed and her documents had been misused by the culprits who were being identified, the Congress on Wednesday attacked the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying that the Brahmins in the state were being tagetted.

Congress Working Committee member Jitin Prasada in a statement said, “Why Brahmins are subjected to injustice in the Yogi government, first Anamika Shukla was deprived of job despite being eligible and then targeted and maligned. She should be immediately given a job,”

He has alleged that there is bias against the community and said, “In the Yogi government many Brahmins have been killed with no action taken by the government and during lockdown too the Brahmins were murdered.”

The Congress leader alleged, “While it has become a fashion to degrade the community and Brahmins are being targetted for all the wrong reasons in the state, even in those incidents where Brahmins are not responsible.”

The real Anamika Shukla in whose name a teacher was allegedly drawing salary from 25 places and drew more than Rs one crore is unemployed and belongs to the Gonda District of Uttar Pradesh.

Anamika Shukla went to meet officials on Tuesday in Gonda where she said she applied in many places, but could not attend counselling and now a scam has been unearthed.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi on Tuesday, “UP government should go and apologise to Anamika Shukla, she is living in poverty and doesn’t know what is hapenning in her name.

“In this systemic looting under the UP government and its Education Department, one ordinary woman was made a victim….Anamika should be given justice. She should be compensated for the defamation. Give her a job, and security to her family,” added Priyanka Gandhi.

The police on Saturday had arrested a woman who had claimed to be Anamika Shukla and had got a teacher’s job. The accused had allegedly worked in 25 schools for months and withdrawn over Rs one crore in salaries for more than a year till February last.

Kotwali SHO Ripudaman Singh had said that the police was questioning the accused.

The imposter woman had sent her resignation letter to the Kasganj Basic Education Officer through a friend on Saturday, but the latter was detained at the office. Later, the officer sent some staff who caught hold of the accused woman on a road and handed her to the Soro police station.

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