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UP people need to overlook hollow promises of PM Modi: Priyanka Gandhi

ANI  |  Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Modi for misleading the people of Uttar Pradesh, leader 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 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 needs to adopt someone, are youth of 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 vice-president 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 Modi was speaking. He talks about women harassment in Uttar Pradesh, but what about torture people had to face post demonetisation."

Lauding Akhilesh Yadav as a sincere, honest and hard working leader, Priyanka appealed the public to make win the Uttar Pradesh polls adding,

"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 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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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 17:57 IST