Born in Delhi, understand people's issues better than Modi: Priyanka
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday sought to strike an emotional chord with people during a road show here, saying she was born in Delhi and is empathetic towards their aspirations, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, she claimed, has been here only for five years. Congress general secretary was campaigning for party's North East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Sheila Dikshit and South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Vijender Singh here on Wednesday.
Holding her first road show in the national capital, Priyanka Gandhi challenged Modi to fight polls on the issues of GST, demonetisation and women security. The road show started in Seelampur, a minority-dominated area, and meandered with a sea of people towards Yamuna Vihar depot, where it culminated.
Perched atop a minibus, she said, "I cannot disrespect you. We are not arrogant like the BJP. We know that you have made us what we are today." "Modi ji is in Delhi for five years. I was born in the city. I have seen every bylane. I will tell you (Modi) what the people of Delhi think. They are tired of your useless talk. You keep yourself confined to your Race Course Road residence," said Priyanka Gandhi.
Accusing Modi of destroying institutions and the BJP of playing politics in the name of religion, she said the prime minister was indulging in negative politics and cannot give a direct answer to questions on the work he did during his five years of governance.
Raking up the issue of GST, Priyanka Gandhi said the new indirect tax regime broke the back of businessmen. The AICC general secretary also referred to the BJP's 2014 poll promises, including about providing 2 crore jobs every year.
Addressing people, she asked them if they got the jobs, to which the crowd responded in negative.
"He (Modi) failed to protect soldiers, youth and women but who will hold him accountable and who will seek answers from him," she asked the gathering. They replied, "We will."