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Nationalism is to solve people's problems: Priyanka

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for (East) on Sunday slammed for distributing shoes to people of saying that nationalism is to solve problems of people instead of suppressing their issues.

Continue to hit out at Irani, the said that the people of Nehru-Gandhi stronghold and Raebareli parliamentary constituencies have a lot of pride, hence, distributing freebies in front of media is wrong.

Irani had distributed shoes in some villages of constituency after she saw the local villagers walking barefoot.

"Issues are clear; they are - employment, education, women safety and health. Nationalism is to solve problems of people. Here they do not listen to people, when they raise their issues they suppress them, it is neither democracy nor nationalism," Priyanka said.

"The way they contest polls by distributing money, sarees and shoes in front of media is wrong....People of Amethi have never begged in front of anyone. I have been coming here since I was 12, people of Amethi and Raebareli have a lot of pride," she said.

BJP has fielded against in Amethi. In 2014, Rahul had defeated Irani by a margin of over one lakh votes.

Amethi and in are scheduled to go to polls in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 6.

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First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 13:10 IST