PM Modi misleading people in name of religion for power: Priyanka Gandhi


PTI, May 28, 2024, 5:03 PM IST

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “anti-people,” senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said he is misleading people in the name of religion to remain in power. “Former prime minister Indira Gandhi had given her jewellery for the country in time of need and Modi says that the Congress people will steal your mangalsutra,” she said and added that such language does not suit the country’s prime minister. Modi has started considering himself as God and thinks he would get votes in the name of religion but people will not be misled, she said while addressing a public rally in Gagret in Himachal’s Una district.

Seeking support for Congress candidate from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat Satpal Raizada and candidate for Gagret by-assembly poll Rakesh Kalia, Gandhi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is “anti-people in general and anti-youth in particular.” She also pointed out that the Modi government reduced import duty on American apples.

Sharpening her attack on the Modi government, the senior Congress leader said the BJP-led Centre had no money for the disaster-hit people of Himachal Pradesh but waived off loans worth Rs 16 lakh crore of rich industrialists, the senior Congress leader said. During the worst monsoon disaster in the state last year, people got to see the difference between the Congress and the BJP when when every Congress leader and worker was on the ground while the BJP was seen nowhere, she said. “We work for you, not for power or money and feel that it is our duty,” she added.

The BJP-led Centre neither declared the monsoon calamity a national disaster, nor gave any special package for the state and rather tried to topple the democratically-elected Congress government in the state by using money, she said, apparently referring to the controversy involving the six Congress rebels who recently joined the BJP.

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