Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minster Narendra Modi accusing him of not visiting villages falling under his constituency but took time out to visit Pakistan.
She also said the BJP’s nationalism agenda was only a sham and the government has only increased joblessness and exploited farmers.
Addressing a nukkad sabha in the Jahanabad area of Fatehpur, she said, “I had visited Varanasi where people informed me that the PM has not visited a single family in any village in the last 5 years. He had been to countries like China, USA, Africa and even Pakistan to have biryani. In his constituency he has only got a road constructed from the airport to the city but other routes are full of potholes. The BJP leaders are busy marketing and making fake development promises.”
“The BJP’s agenda of nationalism is also jumla. They have never given a respect of shaheed to Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. Farmers are committing suicide and they are forced to guard their land due to the increasing stray cattle menace. The PM had made a fake promise of providing Rs 15 lakh to the people. When farmers had marched to Delhi with their demands they were lathicharged by cops,” Priyanka Gandhi said.
She also tried to woo women voters by promising a government which empowers them if voted to power and held the BJP responsible for colluding with industrialists and waiving off their loans worth hundreds of crores.
Addressing a gathering of women in Aung area, Priyanka said, ” Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has taken a year to prepare a manifesto that focuses primarily on the poor and women. We have promised to give Rs 72,000 every year to poor families and the money will directly be transferred into women’s bank accounts to empower them. However ignoring the plight of the poor, BJP has only benefitted few top industrialists.”
The Congress general secretary arrived on a day long visit to Fatehpur to campaign for party’s candidate Rakesh Sachan. She held nukkad sabhas at multiple places to interact with voters and also took out a roadshow in the city where people showered petals on Priyanka.