Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today lashed out at “outsider” Smriti Irani stating that the Union Minister had insulted the people of Amethi by distributing shoes there. Addressing an election rally in Amethi, she deplored that elections are here and many outsiders have also come here to spread lies that Rahul Gandhi does not visit here. “You people know the truth,” she said.
She strongly objected that Smriti Irani ji came here and distributed shoes. Stating that she thought that she is insulting Rahul ji but she has insulted the people of Amethi, Priyanka asked people that they should teach them that people of Amethi and Rae Bareli respect themselves and will not beg in front of anyone. “They should come to you and beg for votes,” she added.
She addressing people at a Nukkad Sabha and said “You should understand what is happening in this election, lying, attempting to divert the attention of people and a campaign that is removed from reality. I have been going around Uttar Pradesh East and seeing the suffering of people, small industries have been shut, youth are unemployed, they has stopped development works in Amethi.”
Priyanka asserted that people of Amethi and Rae Bareli have never begged in front of anyone. Whosoever has come in front of them, have come with respect. “My family have realised that people made us. You have given power and love as well. You are the one who make us leaders,” she said.
Meanwhile, the actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani hit back at Priyanka Gandhi and said, “I have been an actor and it would be better if Priyanka ji stopped her acting. As far as the plight of those poor people who did not have shoes to wear, if she has even a bit of shame she should go and see for herself what the truth is.”