At Kisan Nyay Rally In Varanasi, Priyanka Gandhi Tears Into BJP, Calls PM Anti-Farmer
Varanasi, Oct 10 (TNA) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday launched a scatching attack on prime minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a well-attended public rally - Kisan Nyay Rally, in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of the PM.
She kicked off her Varanasi trip with a Puja at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple and then propitiated the Goddess at the Durga Kund temple before setting off for the rally. Trying to shrug off the pro-minority image of the Congress, she started off the speech with a hymn devoted to Goddess Durga and said that she was on fast on the fourth day of Navratri.
She then said that there were only two types of people are safe in this country today -- BJP leaders who are in power and their billionaire friends. She added that Modi Ji bought two aircraft for himself for Rs 16,000 crores last year and has sold the entire Air India of this country for just Rs 18,000 crores to his billionaire friends.
Trashing claims by the BJP that they ahd done a lot for the farmers, she reminded the crowd how PM Modi had called the protesting farmers 'Andolanjivi' & terrorists. “Yogi Ji called them hooligans & tried to threaten them. The same minister (Ajay Kumar Mishra) said that he would make the protesting farmers fall in line within 2 minutes” she said as people cheered.
Farmers are protesting for over 300 days, during which more than 600 farmers have died because they know that their income, land and crops would be go to billionaire friends of this Govt but instead of eharing them out, last week, the son of Union MoS (Home) mowed down 6 farmers with his vehicle.
She told the gathering that families of all the victims had told her that they want justice but all of you have seen that the Govt is shielding the minister and his son, she said further. PM came to Lucknow to see the performance of 'Uttam Pradesh' & Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav but couldn't go to Lakhimpur Kheri to share the grief of the victim families, she said further.
Gandhi also said that while the PM was globe trotting he did not have time or the inclination to just travel 10-km from his home to meet the protesting farmers in New Delhi.