Upping the ante ahead of the conclusion of polling in the country, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said BJP has ‘hollow policies’ and indulges in publicity.
Addressing an election rally in Maharajganj (UP), she said, “BJP is a party who makes promises but delivers nothing. BJP and its leaders are involved in just publicity and they will make big promises. Their whole publicity is hollow and all policies are hollow.”
The 47-year-old leader also lashed out at the BJP for providing schemes which attract ‘big headlines in newspapers’ but fail to materialise.
“You must have heard about BJP slogans over electricity bills where they have claimed that they have reduced them. I went to several villages and two women told me that they were getting bills of 50,000 and 35,000 respectively for a month even though electricity is just coming for 7 to 8 hours,” she said.
On the penultimate day of election campaigning before 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh go to polls, Priyanka asserted that BJP’s policies are against farmers and youth.
“PM [Narendra Modi] told you that he himself will deposit 15 lakh in your accounts and the President of the same party after the elections said it was a ‘chunaavi jumla’, will you trust them again?” she asked.
.@priyankagandhi, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) in #Maharajganj: PM told you that he himself will deposit 15 lakh in your accounts and the President of the same party, after the elections said it was a 'chunaavi jumla', will you trust them again? pic.twitter.com/IcURgCCn9T
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Urging people to vote for Congress candidate from Maharajganj Supriya Shrinate, she said, “The town is yearning for change as it has witnessed no development in last 25 years.”
Congress has fielded Shrinate, a former journalist, against five-time MP Pankaj Chaudhary from Maharajganj. While the BSP-SP alliance has fielded Akhilesh Singh of SP, who had won the general elections here in 1999, from Maharajganj.
Maharajganj, along with 58 other parliamentary constituencies, will go to polls in the seventh phase on May 19. Results for all the 543 Lok Sabha seats will be out on May 23.
(With ANI inputs)