The Web


Home > News > Elections 2004 > PTI > Report

Uproar over 'insult' to Priyanka

May 07, 2004 02:58 IST

Youth Congress activists today burnt copies of a leading financial in Mumbai to protest against an "objectionable" computer graphic of Priyanka Gandhi, in which she was depicted as a pop icon and wearing western apparel.

The activists held a demonstration at Dadar in central Mumbai and raised slogans against the newspaper for carrying such portrayal of the Congress chief's daughter.

"The graphic is objectionable as it depicts Priyanka in a mini skirt, which is very much against our cultural values.

Such a portrayal of a member of the Gandhi family will not be tolerated. We have demanded action against the paper," a Congress spokesperson said here Thursday.

In the Wednesday edition, the paper had carried a graphic of Priyanaka in a Britney Spears attire, crooning away in the pop icon's style.

The accompanying caption, 'We Will, We Will Rock You' mentions about the youth, numbering of 150 million voters between 18-25 and forming 25 per cent of the electorate.

Titled `Polling Stones of the Election Rock', a small write-up describes politicians, including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Varun Gandhi, as part of the band and refers to Priyanka Gandhi as "the answer to Britney Spears."

It also alludes to Rahul Gandhi: "On the drums is baba-in-the woods."

Earlier this week, Congress workers had burnt copies of Marathi weekly Chitralekha for superimposing photographs of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani.


Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Related Stories

The Sonia Club

'Field Priyanka against PM'

Fever puts Rahul out of action

People Who Read This Also Read

Horror story of Indians in Iraq

Photos reveal US abuse

'Vajpayee will not be PM again'

India Votes 2004

© Copyright 2004 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

Copyright © 2004 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.