Won’t leave regardless of poll results: Priyanka Gandhi

Describing Uttar Pradesh as the land of her ancestors, Congress Chief Secretary Priyanka Gandhi vowed on Saturday not to leave the state regardless of the results of the pending assembly elections. Accusing her party rivals in general of practicing caste and religion politics and the BJP in particular of pursuing “hollow nationalism”, she said she would stay in the state and continue to fight for her people until to the emergence of true and correct change. in his policy. The Congress leader made the remarks as he addressed a campaign rally here in Ghazipur who will head to the polls on March 7 in the latest round of seven-phase UP assembly elections. “You (the public) are being misled on the issue of caste and religion. You will face the maximum loss with the political leaders losing next to nothing. They just want to get back to power keeping the people poor “, she said. This is the land of my ancestors and their blood nourished its soil. Unless a true and correct policy emerges in the state, I will continue to fight. I have decided that whatever the outcome, I will not leave you. I will do it. fight with you, for you,” she added. Gandhi also urged voters to vote for his party’s candidate in the ongoing state assembly elections. she said: “Their policy is that they will keep you poor. They brought demonetization and GST and in the name of nationalism they made you line up,” she said.

“Your business was destroyed but the black money did not come. In the sudden lockdown imposed, the big industrialists continued to thrive but everything that belongs to you was destroyed. All the policies that were made for the farmers only harmed them,” she alleged. Gandhi also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of still touring various countries around the world but having no time to wave. farmers.” The Nationalist Prime Minister has traveled the world but has not spoken with farmers. What kind of nationalism do you not even listen to the grievances of farmers? What kind of nationalism did your minister’s son crush the farmers and the We saw the minister share the stage with you? What kind of nationalism has half the population been given a bag of rations and a gas canister, but there has been no plan to educate and empower them? ” she asked. “What kind of nationalism have you deceived the sons of farmers, stationed at the border of the country? It is a hollow nationalism. It is a nationalism practiced from the political platform. All the organizations and institutions that Congress had done to provide jobs (to the people) were sold to their friends,” she claimed. “A government that cannot give jobs to young people cannot call itself nationalist,” she said. Recalling the days of her father (former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi), the Congress General Secretary said: “When my father was Prime Minister, people used to question him and seek redress for their grievances. The BJP has overthrown democracy, and the Prime Minister is seen only on the electoral platforms.


Accusing the BJP of spreading a narrative that people are inclined to vote for the BJP because they had consumed “Modi’s salt”, she said that lie was cut short after being questioned by Congress. “We intervened and then he changed his statement but the mentality remains the same,” she said. Without naming him, Gandhi also accused Prime Minister Modi of harboring the idea that he is irreplaceable. public to uproot it and thus it misleads people. Change this notion. Leaders are not gods. They are only human beings. And if a human being is given unchecked power, he thinks he has no responsibility and he becomes unchecked,” she said. She sought to remind people that the power the government wields is given to it by the people on loan. forget that this power belongs to you and that you lent it. They will use your feelings to gain power. Take power back from them and change the future of Uttar Pradesh. Teach these parties a lesson by exercising the power of your vote,” she said. Gandhi also sought to assure people that his party does not make “empty promises”. “We talked about giving 20 lakh jobs. Out of this, 12 lakh government vacancies will be filled and out of this, eight lakh job opportunities will be created. Government policies should be about empowering people, making them competent and self-sufficient,” she said. “If this (BJP) government stays in power for another five years, your income will dry up,” she said.

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