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Teachers' deaths: Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt, says it is taking away honour after death

Deccan Herald | 19/05/2021 05:26 PM | Click to read full article

Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government over the deaths of teachers and workers who were on duty during the panchayat polls, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday alleged that it did not provide the proper treatment and was also taking away their honour after death.

Her attack came a day after a teachers' body said over 1,600 teachers and workers of the Basic Education Department had died of Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh since the first week of April and claimed 90 per cent of them were on panchayat poll duty.