Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Adilpur, 48 km from Ayodhya, she deplored that PM has not visited villages in Varanasi, the constituency represented by him.
Priyanka Gandhi quipped, “I asked people if PM visits villages in Varanasi, I got reply ‘he does not visit’. I was surprised because his publicity is such that I thought he must have been doing something. He visited whole world & hugged everyone, but didn’t hug his own people.” She deplored that in five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not find time to visit a single village in his constituency Varanasi.
“He went to America, Japan, China, the entire world. But he didn’t have the time to meet his own constituents. He has done nothing for the people in his own constituency, let alone the people across the rest of the country. It is no small thing, it is a big issue. It shows this government’s intention. It is focused on making the rich richer but not helping the poor.”
She called the BJP-led government “janata-virodhi (anti-people) and kisan-virodhi (anti-farmer).”The Congress leader said the BJP was working on a plan to destroy all institutions, the constitution and democracy.”It is time for you all to think very hard about who you have given your vote to,” said the 47-year-old, who has been tasked by the Congress to revive the party in eastern UP.
Earlier in the day addressing a meet in Faizabad, Priyanka said, “BJP has led a campaign of lies these past five years. They are anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-people… Did they transfer Rs 15 lakh in your bank accounts, as they promised.”