Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in Uttar Pradesh in the present day for a farmers’ protest assembly, described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as boastful and accused the federal government of blaming her occasion each time it was cornered.
Speaking to NDTV, Priyanka Gandhi side-stepped a query on whether or not she was able to be the Congress’s Chief Ministerial candidate within the Uttar Pradesh polls subsequent yr.
“My responsibility is to be with the people and raise their issues. It is my duty to raise my voice for people. I will not stand back, I will keep fighting. And I will never betray the people,” the 49-year-old Congress common secretary mentioned.
Asked why she had known as PM Modi “ahankari (arrogant)” and a coward, she mentioned: “Absolutely I said he is. He has not spoken to lakhs of farmers. If he cannot do that, then that makes him arrogant, right? 215 farmers have died (during the protests) and the PM did not even express condolences.”
Ms Vadra denied the ruling BJP’s cost that the Congress was politicizing the farmer protests that began in November-end in opposition to three agricultural legal guidelines.
The authorities accuses the Congress of hypocrisy on the legal guidelines, which it says are supposed to deliver lengthy overdue reforms within the sector and provides farmers direct entry to the markets.
“These people (BJP) believe they can say anything but no one can question them. When they are cornered and when the people reject their policies, then they blame the Congress. They run away from their own responsibility. And they accuse us of doing politics,” the Congress chief shot again.
Ms Vadra additionally rejected the view that the opposition’s push-back in opposition to rising gasoline costs was too ineffective.
“We are raising fuel prices very strongly. Why don’t you (media) show it? No other media apart from you are showing it.”
On her frequent visits to Uttar Pradesh, seen to be a part of her mission to rebuild the Congress in a state the place it has been decreased to a minor participant, Ms Vadra mentioned: “I will keep coming to the people. I will fight and I will not back down.”