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Where your heart lies, Priyanka asks PM

Press Trust of India  |  Maharajganj (UP) 

Vadra Thursday had a dig at Narendra Modi's claim of a 56-inch chest, asking where his heart lies.

Addressing an election rally here in support of candidate Supriya Shrinate, asked, "You boasted about your 56-inch chest, but where is your heart?"

The also questioned claims of nationalism.

"The PM talks about while speaking on nationalism. For him, nationalism is all about speaking on the work done to counter Employment and issues are not nationalism to him, she said.

accused the of solely concentrating on marketing strategies and dubbed him arrogant.

In the past five years, Modi was seen going to every place across the world, but he never bothered to meet farmers of his own country," she said terming the PM anti-

She lambasted the government over an initiative it took for farmers.

"They have announced Rs 6,000 per year for farmers under the Kisan Samman scheme. But the scheme is an insult to farmers as a family of five would get just Rs 2 per day," she said.

In comparison, the Congress had announced the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) under which Rs 72,000 would be given every year to each poor family, the Congress said.

Commenting on the job situation, she said, "Five crore jobs were destroyed in the past five years. As many as 24 lakh posts are lying vacant in government departments while 50 lakh people lost their jobs due to demonetisation."

She promised that the Congress would fill vacant posts in government departments.

"We are confident that after coming to power, the MGNREGA would be strengthened by increasing the labour days from 100 to 150. Labourers would get wages regularly," she added, referring to a rural employment generation scheme.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 19:26 IST