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Priyanka compares Modi with Duryodhana, says BJP is arrogant

Our Bureau | Updated on May 07, 2019 Published on May 07, 2019

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra   -  PTI

Urges PM to fight polls on real issues

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mahabharata character Duryodhana and said arrogance is one thing that is common to both. What has irked her is Modi’s statements against her father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at some election rallies recently.

Addressing a rally in Haryana, the AICC General Secretary urged Modi to fight the election on issues such as development and asked him to stop diverting people’s attention from real issues. “This country has never forgiven ego and arrogance. History is witness to this, the Mahabharata is witness to this,” she said in Ambala. “Duryodhana also had such arrogance. When Lord Krishna went to make him understand, he tried to take him captive,” the Congress’ star campaigner added.

Citing the Congress manifesto, she said the Congress will ensure that more than two million vacancies in the government will be filled in a time-bound manner. “This election is about achievements of the BJP-led Central government. But to hide their failures, they try to divert the attention of people of the country,” she said.

“I challenge the Prime Minister to fight the election on issues. Is he ready to fight the election on development? Will he fight the polls on people’s issues, farmers’ necessities, and employment for youth, issues and problems of women? Will he state anything before the people about what he did in the last five years and what he will do if he comes back to power? People understand you well,” she said.

She said when BJP leaders campaign, they do not talk about issues. “They raise other issues. Sometimes they say the elephant was sleeping for 70 years, sometimes they seek votes in the name of martyrs, and at other times they insult those from my family who sacrificed their lives,” she added.

Published on May 07, 2019
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