UP polls 2017: PM Modi is outsider to Uttar Pradesh, says Priyanka

She accused Modi of making �hollow� and �false� promises, particularly in the context of his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

UP polls 2017: PM Modi is outsider to Uttar Pradesh, says Priyanka

In her debut campaign for the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined her brother and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday and attacked PM Modi for his claim of being the “adopted son” of the State.

Speaking at a rally in Rae Bareli, Priyanka said, “PM Modi said Varanasi has adopted him and since he is the son of U.P., he will develop U.P. I ask, does U.P. need to adopt an outsider? Does U.P. not have youth who are capable of developing it.”

According to a report in The Hindu, she also hailed her brother and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav as the true sons of the soil. “They have U.P. in their hearts and lives. U.P. does not need any outsider. The youth here is capable of developing U.P. Here, any youth can become the leader,” Priyanka said.

Priyanka urged voters to identify those who “only lie and make hollow promises” from “those who actually work for you”. She targeted the PM Modi-led government for the distress due to demonetisation faced by the common people, especially to women.

Referring to the long line outside banks, Priyanka said: “He talks about women’s harassment in U.P., but what about the torture people had to face due to demonetisation.”

Priyanka also claimed that during the tenure of her father, Rajiv Gandhi, Amethi had witnessed development. She also asked the crowd to enquire from the people of Varanasi, PM Modi’s constituency, of the work the Prime Minister had done there since he came to power in 2014.