Raibareli: Following Congress’ underperformance in the recently concluded 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched an attack on Congress workers at her mother Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Raebareli, declaring she had been ‘asked to speak’ so she would not mince words about party men not doing enough to ensure victory.
“I will find out about those who did not work for the party in the elections,” Priyanka said.
Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi went to Raibareli for thanksgiving a visit, the only constituency that the Congress won in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi suffered a shocking defeat in Congress’ stronghold next door, Amethi.
“I did not want to deliver any speech here but since I have been asked to speak, let me speak the truth. The truth is that this election was won with the help of Sonia Gandhi and the people of Raebareli,” Priyanka Gandhi added.
Priyanka Gandhi was among the Congress’s most vigorous campaigners, speaking at rallies in Raebareli and Amethi, as well as taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his stronghold of Varanasi.
“You all know about those who worked religiously,” she said.
Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, the BJP won 303 seats on its own and 352 with its NDA allies. While the Congress managed to win only 52 seats and was wiped out in 18 states and Union Territories.