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Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for misleading the people of Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday said the people need to differentiate between the one who is making hollow promises and the one who wants to work for them.
"Prime Minister Modi said that he will bring development in Uttar Pradesh as the state has adopted him and he is son of the state. After hearing this one thing came in my mind that to bring development do Uttar Pradesh needs to adopt someone, are youth of Uttar Pradesh not capable enough to bring development here," Priyanka said while addressing her maiden speech in Maharajganj, Raebareli.
Asserting that Prime Minister Modi only condemns Uttar Pradesh, she added Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav are the youth who can bring development in the state.
"They have been representing the youth of Uttar Pradesh. They have Uttar Pradesh in their heart and lives. Uttar Pradesh doesn't need any other leader from outside. Here every other youth can become a leader," she added.
Cornering Prime Minister over the demonetisation drive, Priyanka said, "I heard someone condemning Uttar Pradesh. He was saying that there is corruption, anarchy, exploitation in this state. He also said that women and Dalits are being harassed here. When I look at the TV I saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking. He talks about women harassment in Uttar Pradesh, but what about torture people had to face post demonetisation."
"We should work together to avoid the hollow promises and speeches of Prime Minister Modi. We need to make this alliance strong so that the state will also become strong and would develop."
Priyanka accompanied her brother Rahul Gandhi for the first time during campaigning.
Amethi and Rae Bareli will vote in the fourth and fifth phases of polling on February 23 and February 27, respectively.
The Congress will be contesting on 105 seats in the state with ally Samajwadi Party contesting from 298 out of a total of 403 seats.
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