Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s supposed promise to copy his state’s improvement mannequin in Delhi if the BJP is elected to energy drew a pointy jibe from Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday. “Why?” she wished to know.
“Uttar Pradesh was once one of the most prosperous states in the country, but things are different today. After five years of BJP rule, it instead boasts of the highest unemployment rate in the country, a woman’s rape every two minutes, a case of child abuse every 90 minutes, the torture of at least 30 Dalits every day,” Priyanka Gandhi mentioned at a rally within the nationwide capital, including: “I wonder why they would want to turn Delhi into another Uttar Pradesh under such circumstances.”
The Congress chief mentioned that the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party had been each attempting to capitalise on late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s achievements to win the upcoming polls. “Sheila Dikshit did so many things for Delhi. So many roads were constructed, she made flyovers, she brought the metro system. But these people are only good at publicity,” she mentioned, claiming that the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party have spent Rs 5,000 crore and Rs 650 crore on promoting respectively.
“If your work truly speaks for you, why would you spend so much on publicising it?” Priyanka Gandhi requested.
The Congress chief went on to criticise the BJP-ruled centre, accusing it of coming down laborious on anyone who speaks towards it. “Everybody agrees that the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation have broken the people’s back. But if anybody dares raise their voice against the government, they are made to shut their mouth,” she mentioned.
Priyanka Gandhi exhorted the folks to return out and vote for the Congress in massive numbers on Saturday. “What kind of country or state do you want? This is not a small election. You have to take it seriously!” she mentioned.
Priyanka Gandhi and her brother, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, are scheduled to ship 4 rallies in Delhi’s Jangpura, Sangam Vihar, Kondli and Hauz Khas between Tuesday and Wednesday. Their occasion is pitted towards the ruling Aam Aadmi Party and a resurgent BJP. The Congress had drawn a clean within the 2015 meeting elections.
Delhi will go to vote on Saturday, and the outcomes shall be introduced three days later.