New Delhi: As the state is heading to the fifth and final phase of elections on December 20, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday addressed a rally in Jharkhand and said the BJP is a threat to the identity of tribal people of the state. She also accused the BJP of doing nothing for the tribals and farmers of the state.Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: 62.46% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5 PM
She said that the BJP has failed in addressing the issue of the economy in the country. “In the past five years, what BJP has done for you? In the next five years, what the BJP will do for you,” she asked. Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Polling For Fourth Phase to be Held Today, Security Beefed Up
Saying that the saffron party has literally done nothing for the people of Jharkhand, Priyanka said it is trying to snatch away the land and identity of the tribal people of the state. “But the Congress will restore back your identity,” she stated.
“At a time when the fuel price and cylinder price have gone up, the BJP has no solution for anything in the country that concerns the general citizen,” she stated.
Talking about the latest police crackdown on Jami students over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Priyanka said in Delhi when students raised their voice, the police lathi-charged them. “Across the country, students have hit the streets in protest against it,” she stated.
While addressing an election rally in for her party in Jharkhand’s Pakur, Priyanka said, “This election is the election of your soil and mother, the election of the existence of Jharkhand. There are thousands of colours in the forest but the BJP does not see these colours.”
Her address in Jharkhand comes two days after she led a protest at the India Gate along with Congress leaders against the police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia.
The fourth phase of the election, which was concluded on Monday, witnessed a voter turnout 62 per cent. Fifteen assembly seats went to polls in the fourth phase.
In the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly, the Congress is contesting on 31 seats and is in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).
The fifth and final phase of polling will be held on December 20 and the results will be announced on December 23.