Barabanki: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has forgotten the people after coming to power, said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary and in-charge for east Uttar Pradesh, here on Saturday.
“The BJP governments at the Centre and in the state have forgotten the fact that who has given them power. When someone gets power, he forgets who has given him power. BJP has also forgotten those who have given them power,” she said, while addressing an election rally.
Slamming the Central government for doing nothing for farmers, youth and common people in the country, Priyanka said: “Wherever I go, whomsoever I meet, I see no farmer in a good condition. They all are suffering. They have got no help from the government. The youth of the country don’t have jobs. I see this situation everywhere. This is the reality.”
“But we see the pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in every corner and newspapers. People are told the development has happened, but where is the development,” she asked.
“The BJP government doesn’t have money to waive off the loan of farmers, but has waived off the loan of big industrialists in the country. They don’t have money for poor, farmers, youth but they have money for industrialists,” she said.
Priyanka also hit out at Prime Minister Modi. She said: “The Prime Minister can be seen with actors, Presidents of other countries, and big industrialists. But have you seen him with the poor people? You might have seen the PM’s interview coming out these days. He sits with an actor at his lawn, but have you ever seen him at a poor man’s house.”
Talking about Prime Minister Modi’s constituency, she said: “When I went to Varanasi, I thought the city would have developed the same way the development took place in Amethi. But I couldn't see anything. I asked people where is development.”
“When you supported this government, you had hope. You thought the country would develop. But what happened in these five years? He forgot about the poor. This government is weak. They said they will give two crore employment, but they have cut 50 lakh jobs,” she said.
“When you vote on May 6, understand the intention and policies of the party. The BJP’s intentions are not good. The people of the country are wise. They know the issues. They will make the right decision,” she said.
Uttar Pradesh is going to polls during all seven phases, and voting has taken place in 26 Lok Sabha seats so far. The state will go to the fourth phase of polling on April 29 for 13 Lok Sabha constituencies.
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