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'Only Campaigning, No Work': Priyanka Gandhi Trains Guns at PM Modi

Mrs. Gandhi Vadra alleged Modi did not find even five minutes in his tenure to solve problems faced by the poor in his constituency, Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh.

Vivek Trivedi | News18

Updated:May 13, 2019, 7:38 PM IST
'Only Campaigning, No Work': Priyanka Gandhi Trains Guns at PM Modi
File image of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressing a public meeting. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Ratlam: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi alleged that the PM only campaigned during his tenure and did not do the actual work.

Gandhi was speaking at her first-ever rally in Madhya Pradesh, where she also held a roadshow.

“Only campaigning and no actual work has been done over the last five years. It is being projected that whatever work was done in last 60-70 years has been an equal amount of work has been done in last five years,” Gandhi said.

“The BJP boasted about slashing the electricity bills in Uttar Pradesh, but I met several women there who showed me bills claiming the power is supplied for only few hours in a day, while they get bills worth Rs 35,000 or even Rs 50,000,” Gandhi claimed.

Upping the attack on Modi, she said that the PM could not find time in last five years to visit his constituency Varanasi to meet the poor or the farmers to ask about their well-being.

Referring to Modi's reported "tapasya" (hardwork) remark, the Congress general secretary said "tapasya" destroys arrogance, but the "arrogance" of the Modi government had grown "too big".

She alleged Modi did not find even five minutes in his tenure to solve problems faced by the poor in his constituency, Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh.

In an interview to a leading English daily, Modi had recently said that his image was not created by the "Khan Market gang" (located in Delhi), but his 45-year tapasya (hard work).

"Normally, political leaders should talk about real issues during campaign, like what are your problems, how it can be solved, what they will do in next five years, what they did in last five years," Gandhi Vadra told a poll rally here.

She alleged that the "tapasvi" prime minister did not secure farmers, youth, the weak and others of the country.

"This government's arrogance has grown so much that he reaches out to you only during rallies. He did not find even five minutes in five years to go to the home of a poor person or farmer in his own constituency Varanasi to tell them what he could do to solve their problems through his government," she charged.

She accused the prime minister of talking "big and random" things and not about the BJP's unfulfilled poll promises. "Be alert, an effort is on to delude you, you are being used politically. You have made all the politicians. Hence, try to understand your strength. Your vote is important, don't waste it," she told the gathering.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also criticised the government on the issues of note ban, alleging that it caused huge job losses and other hardships. She dubbed the PM-Kisan Yojana as the 'Kisan Apman Yojana' and claimed the Congress' NYAY scheme, under which people will get Rs 6000 per month, was better.

She said the PM-Kisan Yojana (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) only allocated Rs 2 per day per family member which was completely inadequate.

(With inputs from PTI)

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