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PM unable to list even one achievement of his 5-year rule: Priyanka Gandhi

The Congress general secretary said that people of Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi told her that the Prime Minister "never visited any village"and only "comes and gives speeches"

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Rahul Gandhi, Congress

Vadra on Friday hit out at Narendra Modi, saying he should tell the country what he did in the last five years instead of seeking an account of the work done by former prime ministers and Indira

Priyanka, who was speaking after holding a road show in support of party candidate Dolly Sharma, alleged that the was serving lies to the masses and is unable to list a single achievement of his five-year tenure.

"He has an obsession with our family. He says Nehru did this, Indira did this, but Modiji what did you do, you must say what you did in five years," she said addressing party workers at Maiwara after her roadshow covered 2.5 km stretch starting from GT Road Ghantaghar where she garlanded the statue of freedom fighter

"He came out to campaign after five years in office but could not list a single achievement," she claimed.

The said that people of Modi's Lok Sabha constituency told her that the "never visited any village"and only "comes and gives speeches".

"The prime minister did not get five minutes during his five-year rule to met even one family in his own constituency. You have seen he has travelled the whole world. He hugged people in Japan, in the US also he hugged, in he ate biryani, in he hugged, in he hugged, but have you seen him hugging any poor family of Varanasi".

He said Modi "calls himself a nationalist but he refused to open his door when the farmers reached to speak to him".

"Farmers are committing suicide, youths are desperately looking for employment. Hefty loans of industrialist have been waived.In district near all carpet industries are facing financial crunch due to GST and most of the units have closed down," Priyanka said.

"On one side is propaganda politics, while on the other is the politics which wants to work for you," she said.

Urging the people to study the manifesto, she said Rs 72,000 will be given to poor families every year and loans of the farmers will be waived.

"When we say this, the prime minister says from where will the money come. They have money to waive loans of industrialists but not of farmers, they don't have money to build your roads or to bring you water," he said.

She alleged that the small shopkeepers, traders and industrialists, who supported the BJP, "have been killed by GST".

Earlier, the road show was to start from where Piryanka Vadra was to offer prayers to Lord However, it was later curtailed.

DIG Upendra Agarwal said the district administration had no objection to the route of her road show and her visit to the temple, but her programme might have been changed by the SPG due to security reasons.

BJP's V K Singh and of SP-BSP-RLD combine are the other main contestants in the fray from Ghaziabad.

First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 22:00 IST