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India’s grim descent into a banana republic has begun: Mehbooba on Priyanka’s arrest

India is a democracy on paper, but its grim descent into a banana republic has begun, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday.

While demanding the release of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, she slammed the Narendra Modi government yet again.

“GOI first gets a docile media to berate Congress & lament lack of a viable opposition but systematically ensures they don’t discharge their duties by illegal arrests.”

“We are a democracy on paper but clearly the grim descent into a banana republic has begun. Release @priyankagandhi,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said on Twitter.

Priyanka was detained on Monday in Sitapur while on her way to Lakhimpur where eight people were killed in violence on Sunday. Four of the dead were farmers allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers traveling to welcome Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

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