India, Feb. 23 -- Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday tweeted in support of the Nishad community in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi, who is the party's general secretary in-charge of UP, had visited Prayagraj on Sunday to meet the members of the community.

"The real claimants and protectors of the river are the people of the Nishad community. In Banswara, Prayagraj, we will fight against the oppression of UP police and for the rights of Nishad society. The Nishad families whose boats have been demolished will be provided with a financial assistance of Rs.10 lakh," Gandhi said in a series of tweets.

Gandhi announced that Congress will organise a 'Nadi Adhikar Yatra (Right to the river rally) in support of the Nishad community. Adding ...