BJP functioning like a mafia, running syndicates: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi in Assam

Sarupathar(Assam), Mar 22 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday alleged the ruling BJP in Assam was functioning like a mafia and running syndicates.

Addressing a rally here, the Congress general secretary said, the saffron party in the state has two “factions”, both of which have betrayed people. The Congress leader compared Assam”s BJP leadership with ”Dritarashtra” and ”Shakuni”, characters in the epic Mahabharata, without naming whom she meant. Dhritarashtra was known to be a blind ruler while Shakuni was a political manipulator.

“…in the Assam government, there is a Shakuni Mama- like leader and a Dritarashtra. Both of them and the BJP have betrayed the people of Assam.”

“The ”Dritarashtra” who was at one time called ”Jatiya Nayak” (people”s leader) betrayed the six ethnic communities whom he had promised to get included in the Scheduled Tribes list. But did not do so,” she said.

She alleged that the other leader is like “Shakuni Mama who runs a corrupt government that only cheats people”.

Continuing her attack on the ruling party, she claimed, “BJP has not been able to decide who will be their chief ministerial candidate. They are not able to respect their own chief minister and spell out the name. If there is no stability and unity in the party, then how will it bring stability to Assam and assure the people to give a stable government?”

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Priyanka Gandhi attacks PM Modi on lack of empathy for Assam

Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday alleged that he is sad about a tweet by a 22-year-old woman but not for the flood-ravaged people of Assam.

A day after Modi raised the toolkit issue and alleged Congress conspiracy in it at a poll rally in Chabua in Assam, the daughter of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, lamented that Modi was silent on peoples’ suffering during perennial floods. Last year’s flooding of the Brahmaputra during the pandemic affected some 2.8 million people.

“I was listening to the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday. He very seriously said that he was very sad about development. I thought he would speak about Assam’s development or how BJP worked in Assam.

“But I was shocked to hear that the PM was talking about a tweet by a 22-year-old woman (Disha Ravi). He said Congress conspired to finish the tea industry of Assam. He was also sad about Congress mistakenly putting two wrong pictures on social media’, Priyanka said.

She questioned Modi why he was not sad for the people affected by the flood and the anti-CAA movement, in which five youths were killed. “Why didn’t you come to Assam when people were drowning? Why were you not sad when all the big promises by BJP were not fulfilled? Did you go to tea gardens and talk to workers about their problems?” the Congress leader asked of Modi.

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