Rae Bareli : Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli today along with brother Rahul.Addressing the rally first, Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ death and other issues. But it was Priyanka who launched a blistering attack on PM Modi and labelled him an outsider.
“Modi said UP has adopted him as a son. Does UP need to adopt anyone from outside for its development? UP doesn’t need an adopted son to do good for the state. Rahul Gandhi and Akhileshji are two sons of UP,” Priyanka said.
“Every youth of the state can become a leader and work for its development. Vote for the one who wants to work for you, not the one who makes false promises,” she added.HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
I appeal to you all to identify those who make false promises: Priyanka
PM has done nothing for Varanasi: Priyanka
UP doesn’t need an outsider: Priyanka
Ask people about development in Amethi: PriyankaUP doesn’t need an adopted son when it has its own: Priyanka
PM ne kaha mujhe UP ne godh liya aur mein UP ka vikas karoonga. Kya UP ko vikas ke liye kisi ko godh lene ki zarurat hai?: Priyanka Gandhi
PM Modi ne aapse food park chheen liya, aapka rozgaar cheena. ‘Made in Raebareli’ chheena. Kyunki badla lena tha
We wanted to build a food park here and set up several factories in Raebareli.
On November 8, he appeared before you all and said he has a new idea and made you all stand in queues.
PM Modi is friends with industrialists and he talks about working for the poor.
Modiji did nothing for Varanasi. He says India is dirty…I am going to America you get into the cleaning exercise.
After notes ban, Modiji waived Rs 1,200 crore loan given to Vijay Mallya.
Imagine… you were shown Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey…. after two and a half years, it turned out it is Gabbar Singh in Sholay.
Varanasi se kiya vaade Modi ji ne poore nahi kiye, Bhojpuri film city banane ka, ganga safai ka: Rahul
Modi ji ne kaha UP mein BJP sarkar bante hi kisano ka karza maaf hoga. UPA ne bhi kiya tha, tab Congress ki sarkar thi UP mein?
The farmers said three things – rain, hail and Modiji doesn’t give us compensations: Rahul
We took out a 30-day long yatra in Uttar Pradesh a few months ago. We spoke to the farmers: Rahul Gandhi
Interestingly, Priyanka was seen on the dias with Rahul a day after Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani targetted her, saying she will have to face questions from Amethi residents if she came visiting for campaigning.
“If she (Priyanka Gandhi) comes to campaign here, she has to answer the people’s questions,” Irani said when asked about Priyanka’s reluntance to join election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
Irani unsuccessfully contested the Amethi seat against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Many campaign programmes of Priyanka had been made and cancelled in the past owing to the seat-sharing row between the two partner parties in the Gandhi family bastion of Amethi-Raebareli.
Sources said Priyanka said yes to campaigning only when the Samajwadi Party agreed to withdraw five of its candidates from the fray.
She was one of the main negotiators with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav when the alliance talks were on the brink of collapse.
While her name has been repeatedly appearing in the star campaigner list of the party, she is likely to restrict herself to Amethi-Raeareli only.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally on February 20. She has so far kept herself away from campaigning as she is reportedly not in “the best of health”.
Raebareli goes to polls on February 23 and Amethi on February 27.IT