UP election- Rahul, Priyanka hit out at Modi on son of soil remark
Raebareli, Feb 17: Star campaigner for the Congress Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally began campaign for Uttar Pradesh assembly election by addressing a poll rally with brother Rahul Gandhi. They addressed a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli.
Priyanka Gandhi in her first ever speech in Raebareli declared Rahul Gandhi as the true son of UP and asked the crowd if UP needed an adopted son for development. She addressed the youth of the state and said they are capable enough to develop the state on their own.
Priyanka's comment was in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that he was the adopted son of UP. In her short speech she had slammed PM on demonetisation and had called it as torture for women.
Also, Rahul Gandhi in his speech hit out at Modi over demonetisation and farmer suicides. He said that during the month long yatra in Uttar Pradesh he spoke to many farmers and the farmers told him about their problems. Rahul too in his election speech ridiculed Modi on his son of the soil comment. He further attacked PM on making people stand in long queues during demonetisation and had said that PM's Make in India was creating no jobs for youth.
Rahul promised farmers that their loans will be waived off if SP-Congress comes to power. He also said that women will get loans. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Modi, he said if PM wanted he can waive off farmer loans in two minutes.
He also attacked NDA government for taking away food park from Raebareli. He said that he wanted to plant 40 factories but PM did not let it happen.
Priyanka will not be campaigning for any other constituencies in UP as she had told earlier that she will be campaigning only in Raebareli and Amethi.