Priyanka Gandhi attacks PM Modi on lack of empathy for Assam

Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Assam Election Rally

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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