Never saw 'a more coward, weak' PM than Modi: Priyanka Gandhi

The Congress leader claimed that Modi has failed to answer people's questions on "unfulfilled" promises about providing two crore jobs and doubling the income of farmers.

Published: 09th May 2019 06:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2019 06:39 PM   |  A+A-

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses an election campaign rally ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls in Pratapgarh Thursday May 9 2019. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

PRATAPGARH: Stepping up attack on Narendra Modi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said that she has never seen "a more coward and weak" prime minister than him.

"Insey bada kayar, insey kamjor Pradhan Mantri main jeevan me nahi dekha, (I haven't seen a more coward and weaker PM than him in my life)", she said at an election meeting here, a day after Modi fired yet another salvo targeting her father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi accusing him of using warship INS Viraat as a "personal taxi" for a family holiday.

The Congress leader claimed that Modi has failed to answer people's questions on "unfulfilled" promises about providing two crore jobs and doubling the income of farmers.

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"The power of politics does not come from big campaigns and TV shows. People are the biggest in democracy. One should have power to listen and redress people's problems. He should have the power to listen to the opposition. Leave aside listening to you, this PM does know how to reply to you," she said.

"You have been cheated. He (PM) had promised to check corruption but now who has been exposed as corrupt. He hides the reality with his campaigns. If Modiji comes to you, then you should tell him that in Amethi without power connection a lady showed Rs 35,000 electricity bill, another person showed a bill for Rs 50,000. She claimed that loans of big industrialists were waived, "but when Rahul asked for loan waiver for farmers, he was told there is no money."

She also said that farmers' insurance money was never paid to them and they are battling with stray cattle menace.

"If PM is so powerful, he should tell why he couldn't solve your problems. In every speech he mentions Pakistan but he should also tell you what his government has done and will do in the next five years. We are here due to you people and you have made us leader. People are bigger not us," she said.

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She alleged that when thousand of farmers gathered in Delhi from all over the country and sought "a five-minute appointment from the PM, he did not give them time".

"For his constituency Varanasi in past five years, he could not spare even five minutes for visiting people in villages and asking them how they are and what are their problems," the Congress general secretary said.

Polling will be held in 14 seats, including Pratapgarh, in Uttar Pradesh in the sixth phase on May 12.

The war-of-words between the BJP and the Congress has turned shriller with Modi raising the issue of alleged corruption during the tenure of Rajiv Gandhi as prime minister, saying his life ended as "bhrashtachari no 1".

At a rally in Delhi yesterday, Modi said, "INS Viraat was insulted by using it as a personal taxi. This happened when Rajiv Gandhi and his family was out for a 10-day vacation" The Congress has hit back, alleging that Modi is spreading lies about its late leader who was prime minister over 30 years ago as he can see his "imminent defeat".

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