Kanpur: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary in-charge for western Uttar Pradesh, vowed to serve the country whether or not the party comes to power in 2019. Addressing the supporters in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, she also distanced herself from being compared to her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
“Mai Indira Ji ke saamne kuch nahi hu, lekin jo seva ki bhavna unke dil mein thi, mere dil mein hai, mere bhai ke dil mein hai, ye hamare dil se koi nahi nikal sakta. Hum seva karenge, aap chahe mauka dein na dein (I am no one to be compared with Indira ji, but I too have the desire to serve people, which she had. My brother too has that desire and no one can snatch it away from our hearts. We will serve people whether you give us a chance or not),” she responded to supporters on being compared with Indira Gandhi.
This is not the first time that Priyanka Gandhi has been compared with her grandmother. Earlier in January, hours after Congress president Rahul Gandhi had announced her entry into politics, posters were put up in Lucknow with the slogan ‘Indira is back’.
In March, while addressing a large gathering at the Sindaura ghat in Mirzapur, she had said, “Many people say that I look like my grandmother. You compare us because you have a lot of love and respect for her because she had done a lot of work for you all.”