BJP Youth Leader Released 18 Hours After SC Order, Says Won’t Apologise To Didi

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BJP youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma, who was released from jail after spending five days in jail for posting a meme on Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last week, said the question of offering an apology doesn’t arise as she has done “no wrong”.

The Supreme Court had ordered her release on Tuesday, but she had to spend another night in jail and was freed over 18 hours later, at 9.40am on Wednesday.

“I was tortured in jail. The jailor pushed me. They were very rude inside the jail and the general condition was also quite bad. They didn’t let me speak to anyone despite getting bail, didn’t let me speak to anyone for five days,” Ms Sharma said, accompanied by her brother, reported NDTV. “Water was a big problem inside the jail. There was no water in the women’s toilet. We talk about swachh Bharat (clean India) but there was no swachhta inside the jail.”

She said she was preparing to fight a court battle in July, when the Supreme Court will hear whether she should agree to the Bengal government’s demand that she apologise for sharing the meme.