New Delhi: Congress general secretary for UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar‘ campaign, saying, “Chowkidars are meant for the rich, not for farmers.”
Speaking to local people in her first stop at the Dumduma ghat of the Ganga Yatra, which marks the launch of the Congress campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Congress general secretary said,”Unki (Prime Minister) marzi apne naam ke aage kya lagaen. Mujhe ek kisan bhai ne kaha ki ‘dekhiye chowkidaar to ameeron ke hote hain, hum kisan to apne khud chowkidaar hote hain.”
She also urged voters to think before exercising their franchise. “PM Modi only favours the industrialists and so think before voting, use your vote correctly and in a way that your vote changes things in the country,” Priyanka asserted.
Furthermore, she also responded to Mayawati’s outburst and recent snub to Congress over the 7-seat offer, saying,”There is no need to be angry. Our target is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).”
Notably, the BSP supremo had reacted strongly to the news of Congress not fielding candidates for seven seats in the state. “Congress is absolutely free to contest the polls on all 80 seats independently in Uttar Pradesh. Our alliance formed here with Samajwadi Party is strong enough to defeat BJP. Congress must not give wrong impression by leaving seven seats vacant for SP, BSP and RLD,” Maywati had said.
Earlier in the day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off her party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh by offering prayers at the Lette Hanuman temple near Sangam. During her three-day visit, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by boat in Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi — the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hopping from one temple to another.