Choose Sons of Soil: Priyanka Urges Vot­ers of Ut­tar Pradesh

Ahead of PM’s rally in So­nia’s con­stituency on Mon­day, Priyanka slams Modi for mak­ing ‘shal­low prom­ises’ while brother Rahul points to ‘long list’ of PM’s ‘un­ful­filled’ prom­ises

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi, the daugh­ter of Congress pres­i­dent So­nia Gandhi, hit out at Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi for mak­ing “shal­low prom­ises,” in her first elec­tion cam­paign this sea­son in Rae Bareli on Fri­day, and asked the peo­ple of Ut­tar Pradesh to elect ‘one of their own’ as the next chief min­is­ter. “The PM says he is an adopted son of the state but does UP need one? Both Akhilesh and Rahul are sons of the soil,” she told vot­ers at an elec­tion rally in her short speech. Cam­paign­ing for the Congress can­di­dates in the fam­ily pocket bor­ough she said, “we could have eas­ily se­lected pow­er­ful peo­ple from other par­ties who sought tick­ets but we chose peo­ple who will work for you.” The Cong ress has cred­ited Priyanka Gandhi for sav­ing the al­liance with the Sa­ma­jwadi Party af­ter it was on the verge of a col­lapse. Congress lead­ers said that she was likely to re­strict her cam­paign to the assem­bly seg­ments of Rae Bareli and Ame­thi Lok Sabha con­stituen­cies, rep­re­sented by her mother So­nia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, re­spec­tively. The Congress pres­i­dent is sched­uled to ad­dress a rally in Rae Bareli on Mon­day.

In his speech, Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi said that Modi had failed to keep his prom­ises. “Imag­ine go­ing to watch a movie. You are shown DDLJ. Af­ter twoand-a-half years, turns out it is Gab­bar Singh in Sho­lay,” he said. “Modiji...re­la­tion­ships are not just about talk but ac­tion. I have a long “Modiji...re­la­tion­ships are not just about talk but ac­tion. I have a long list of what he promised his ‘mother’” list of what he promised his ‘mother’: Clean Ganga, Ghats, Ring Road, free WiFi, Bho­jpuri Film City,” Rahul Gandhi said.

He crit­i­cised the cen­tral gov­ern­ment over the re­call of high de­nom­i­na­tion cur­rency. He said that in UP and Bi­har, the PM had promised to help farm­ers by waiv­ing loans and promis­ing a spe­cial pack­age. “Why does he need the state gov­ern­ment to do that? He can eas­ily call a cabi­net meet­ing and get it done in min­utes.”

Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi with sis­ter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at an elec­tion rally in Rae Bareli on Fri­day.

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