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Priyanka slams BJP over its 'selective' patriotism, says party should respect Indira, Rajiv Gandhi

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in charge of eastern Vadra on Saturday criticised the (BJP) for being "selectively patriotic", and said the party should pay respects to former Prime Ministers and

"Whenever there is a big announcement, they add 'patriotism' to it. Is there any person in this country who is not a patriot? Everybody is a patriot," Priyanka said while addressing a public gathering here.

"If these BJP leaders, who make tall claims, were big patriots, then they should have respected all martyrs, whether that martyr was a Hindu, Muslim or father of .. You can't select amongst them and then pay respect. If you are a patriot then respect all the martyrs. Respect and too," she added.

Further criticizing the NDA government, Priyanka said, "During demonetisation, you were told to stand in queues and submit your money as it is about showing patriotism because black money would be brought back to the country. You should your patriotism and stood in lines, but did black money come back? Not even a single paisa came back."

Talking about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka added, "These elections are very important. In these elections, you are not just doing to decide your future, but the country's too. We need to clearly understand the behaviour of the government which has been in power for the last five years. Whenever elections come, they come up with the question of patriotism. But the strong question this time is - how much development has been done? How many jobs have been given? What all has been done for the farmers? What has been done for the safety of women? There is no discussion on these things."

Lok Sabha elections will be held in in all the seven phases. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 04:40 IST
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