Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrogant for a farmer protest meeting in Uttar Pradesh today and accused the government of blaming his party whenever it was implemented.
Speaking to NB, Priyanka Gandhi raised a question whether she is ready to be the Congress’s chief ministerial candidate in next year’s Uttar Pradesh elections.
“My responsibility is to be with the people and raise their issues. It is my duty to raise my voice for the people. I will not back down, I will keep fighting. And I will never betray people.” The old Congress general secretary said.
Asked whether he called PM Modi “arrogant (arrogant)” and cowardly, he said: “Absolutely I said he is. He has not spoken to millions of farmers. If he cannot do that, then it He is arrogant, isn’t he? ” 215 farmers have died (during protests) and the PM has also not expressed condolences. “
Ms. Vadra denied the ruling BJP’s allegation that the Congress was politicizing the peasant protests that began against the three-agricultural laws in November.
The government accuses the Congress of hypocrisy, which it says is meant to bring long-term reforms in the region and to give farmers direct access to markets.
“These people (BJP) believe that they can say anything, but no one can question them. When they are stung and when people reject their policies, they blame the Congress. They Flee responsibly. And they accuse us. Politics, “the Congress leader shot back.
Ms. Vadra also rejected the idea that the opposition’s push against rising fuel prices was very ineffective.
“We are raising fuel prices very strongly. Why don’t you (media) show it? No media other than you is showing it.”
On her frequent visits to Uttar Pradesh, seen as part of her mission to rebuild the Congress in a state where it has fallen short for a minor player, Ms. Vadra said: “I will keep coming to the people . I will fight and I will fight. Will not back down. “