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BJP has deviated from path of truth: Priyanka Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Agra 

Monday alleged that the BJP had deviated from the path of truth and it seemed that the saffron party neither has faith in democracy nor in the people.

The in-charge for (East) also said the BJP instead of speaking about and what it had done for its youth was talking about

"It seems that the government has faith neither in democracy, its institutions nor the people..had they been real nationalists they would have tread the path of truth.

"They would have understood that this country is based on truth and those who deviate from it are not let off...you will also not be excused as you, too, have deviated from the path of truth long ago," she said at a rally here.

The was campaigning for the party's Lok Sabha seat candidate and unit

Lashing out at the BJP government, said during election time, they are talking about nationalism and

"They must talk about India, what they have done for the youth, farmers and other sections of society. They must tell what their agenda for women and women security is,"she said.

Taking a dig at the BJP publicity campaign, she said the truth is being "drowned" in such campaigns.

"I have seen the reality in the eyes of youth who complain about jobs, seen it in the eyes of potato growers who come to and to tell about their loans and the high costs that they have to bear," said.

Citing the example of a here who reportedly sold his produce for Rs 490 and send the money to as a mark of protest, she said,"He sent this money to the PM to apprise him about the truth of the country and its farmers."

"The truth is being drowned in publicity...you all know better...whenever a question is raised the questioner is told that he is an anti-national," Priyanka Gandhi said.

She, while talking about the Congress manifesto, mistakenly said that "aisi yojnaein ghoshna patra mein hai jisse aapko swastha sarkari aspatalon mein muft milega (There are schemes in the manifesto through which you will get free health in government hospitals)".

However, the Congress was quick to realise her mistake and smilingly remarked,"Swastha nahin... matlab swastha ki jaanch aur swastha ka ilaj muft milega (Not swasth (health)...I mean diagnosis and treatment will be free)."


She quipped that "swastha bhi mil jaye toh achcha hain (It will be great if health can be given for free)".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 16:15 IST
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