UP doesn’t need ‘out­sider’ Modi, say Priyanka, Rahul

Achhe din prom­ise was like DDLJ, is now Sho­lay’s Gab­bar: Rahul

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Umesh Raghu­van­shi

RAE BARELI: Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi and his sis­ter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at­tacked Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Fri­day, with him ac­cus­ing the BJP leader of mak­ing empty prom­ises and her dub­bing him an out­sider to Ut­tar Pradesh.

At an elec­tion rally in the party strong­hold of Rae Bareli, Rahul in­voked two Bol­ly­wood movies — the 1995 ro­man­tic hit Dil­wale Dul­haniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and the 1975 block­buster Sho­lay — to high­light howModi’s ten­ure had dev­as­tated the poor, espe­cially through the gov­ern­ment’s junk­ing of high-value ban­knotes last Novem­ber.

“Modi promised ev­ery­thing — a clean In­dia, happy women and farm­ers’ pros­per­ity. He promised achhe din like SRK in DDLJ. But after 2.5 years, it has be­come Sho­lay’s Gab­bar,” Rahul said, ap­par­ently liken­ing the iconic movie char­ac­ter’s loot­ing spree to the­gov­ern­ment’snotere­call­move.

This was the first time the Gand­his have cam­paigned to­gether for the Congress in this elec­tion sea­son.

They launched the party’s fight for assem­bly seg­ments in their moth­erSo­ni­aGandhi’sLokSabha con­stituency of Rae Bareli.

The Congress is fight­ing the UP polls in al­liance with the rul­ing Sa­ma­jwadi Party, and is up against the Bahu­jan Sa­maj Party and the BJP, whose cam­paign has been led by Modi.

The duo tar­geted the PM – who called him­self UP’s adopted son on Thurs­day — with Priyanka say­ing the state didn’t need an “out­sider”.


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cam­paigns with Rahul at Rae Bareilly. This was her first ap­pear­ance in poll ral­lies this year.

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