RAE BARELI: Taking a jibe at PM Narendra Modi’s comment that he is “adopted son” of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said UP doesn’t need an outsider for development even as the Congress’ star campaigner questioned why the state needs ‘adopted son’ when it has own sons.
Hit out at Modi for ‘adopted son’ remark
“The Prime Minister claimed that UP has adopted him. But does UP need an outsider for the development? You have two such youth in Rahulji and Akhileshji before you who have UP in their hearts and mind,” Priyanka told the gathering at the public meeting which was addressed by her following her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi..
Every single youth of the state can become a leader
In her brief but impassioned speech, she said, “No outside leader is required. Every single youth of the state can become a leader…. Every single youth here will work for UP and make the state progress by leaps and bounds. This is the wish of Rahulji and Akhileshji.”
Making an appeal to the voters, she said, “Please ensure the alliance’s victory.”
Did you develop Varanasi? Priyanka questioned PM
Priyanka, during a rally in the family pocket borough of Rae Bareli, accused PM Modi of doing nothing for his constituency Varanasi.
“Modi ji has done nothing for his constituency. You must identify those who want to work for you,” she said.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi represents Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha, while Rahul is MP from neighbouring Amethi.
Assembly constituencies under Amethi and Rae Bareli go to polls in the 4th and 5th phase of polling in the state on February 23 and 27.
Alliance partners Congress and Samajwadi Party are fighting with each other on several Assembly seats where both parties have fielded their candidates.
Congress will be contesting in a total of 105 seats in UP, with its ally Samajwadi Party contesting from 298 out of a total of 403 seats.