Ayodhya, March 29: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Yadav, who is on a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, continued her tirade against the Narendra Modi government on Friday, saying its focus is to make the rich richer.
Gandhi dubbed the ruling government “anti-farmers and anti-forces”.
She also accused the Prime Minister of ignoring his own constituency Varanasi.
“I asked people if PM visits villages in Varanasi, I got a reply ‘he does not visit’. I was surprised because his publicity is such that I thought he must have been doing something”, she told the gathering in Ayodhya.
Priyanka Gandhi said it was the Congress which had brought the people-friendly schemes like MGNREGA to give employment to people across the country.
“When they were in opposition, they opposed the MGNREGA, but as soon as they came to power they realised how good the scheme was,” she said.
“These projects have now gone into the hands of contractors,” she alleged, adding that now the people enrolled are not getting money for over six months. “Actually, they want to close this scheme.”
“This government wants to snatch the poor people’s employment. But the Congress through NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojna) scheme will give Rs 72,000 per poor family,” she said speaking about the party’s fresh attempt to cater to the impoverished voters.