Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Pradhan Prachar Mantri” and accused the BJP of “wasting drinking water” in Banda, a town in Uttar Pradesh’s arid Bundelkhand region. Also Read - Code of Conduct: EC Asks Petrol Pumps to Remove Hoardings With PM Modi's Photos Within 72 Hours
The Congress’ attack on Modi and the BJP came a day ahead of his visit in Banda. Also Read - Father of Molestation Victim Shot Dead by Accused Out on Bail in UP's Hathras; SP Attacks Yogi Govt
Priyanka Gandhi claimed that water from tankers was being used to clean roads to “welcome our Pradhan Prachar Mantri (chief publicity minister)”. Also Read - Mentally Unstable Man Kills Wife, 2 Daughters With Hammer in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr
This is happening “when the entire Bundelkhand, the men and women living there, school going children, crops, birds and animals are facing the terror of drought,” she said.
In a tweet, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Is he a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) or a ‘shahanshah’ (emperor) coming from Delhi.”
The prime minister is scheduled to address an election rally in Banda on Thursday.