Amethi, April 28 : Slamming Union Minister Smriti Irani for distributing shoes to the people of Amethi, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has made serious allegations against BJP by terming it as anti-national as they are not addressing issues of people rather suppressing them.
“Issues are clear; employment, education and health. Nationalism is to solve problems of people. Here, they don’t listen to people. When they raise their issues, they suppress them. It’s neither democracy nor nationalism,” Priyanka Gandhi said.
Pointing to the Smriti Irani’s way of luring voters by distributing sarees and shoes, Priyanka said, “The way they contest polls by distributing money, sarees and shoes in front of media is wrong.
The Congress leader said that the people of Nehru-Gandhi stronghold Amethi and Raebareli parliamentary constituencies have a lot of pride.
“People of Amethi have never begged in front of anyone. I’ve been coming here since I was 12, people of Amethi and Raebareli have a lot of pride,” Priyanka said this act is an insult to the people.
BJP has fielded Smriti Irani against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. In 2014, Rahul had defeated Irani by a margin of over one Lakh votes.