Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra issued an open challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to fight elections on his fake promises”.
Addressing a road show in Delhi’s Brahmpuri for Congress North East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit, Priyanka Gandhi claimed that she has been a Delhi resident for the past 47 years, whereas Narendra Modi came to Delhi only five years ago.
“I understand Delhi, from Mehrauli to Majnu ka Tila. These people [PM Modi] stay locked up in 7 RCR [Race Course Road now known as 7 Lok Kalyan Marg]. I can tell you Delhi is fed up with Modi’s tall talks,” she said at the rally.
“Being a Delhi-girl, I give you an open challenge. Fight the last two phases of Lok Sabha elections on demonetisation, GST, crime against women and those false promises which you made to the nation’s youth,” Priyanka said.
Priyanka Gandhi said that BJP is using names of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to escape accountability, just like a school student.
“Their situation is like those children who do not do their homework and come to school. When teacher asks them they say, ‘What can I do, Nehru ji took my paper and hid it. What can I do Indira ji made a paper boat out of my homework and sunk it in water’,” Priyanka Gandhi told the crowd.
The road show by the Congress leader, in charge of Uttar Pradesh East for ongoing polls, drew a large crowd. Perched atop a minibus that started from Seelampur, a minority dominated area, Priyanka Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit waved at the ebullient hordes of supporters who were raising slogans “Desh me aandhi Priyanka Gandhi”.
Inputs from India today