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Priyanka decides not to launch `shramdan'

Amethi Nov. 24. In a bid to prevent a confrontation with the local administration, Priyanka Wadhera, daughter of the Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi, today decided against launching a "shramdan'' by the Youth Congress to rebuild a Dalit's house, allegedly demolished by an influential person earlier this month, even as prohibitory orders were imposed here on Saturday night.

Ms. Wadhera had stormed into a local police station on Friday to make police lodge an FIR in the issue.

But the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, reacted sharply yesterday to Ms. Wadhera's move, saying it was aimed at garnering Dalit votes in her mother's parliamentary constituency. — UNI