Priyanka Gandhi to BJP: If you speak of women empowerment, do not snoop on us
Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli said on Wednesday, took an indirect dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the issue of women empowerment.
Speaking at an election meeting in Raebareli, Priyanka Gandhi said, “If you speak of women empowerment, don’t listen to our phone conversations behind closed doors” as an indirect reference on the much controversial snoop gate issue in Gujarat under Modi government. “Leaders who indulge in such wrong deeds, who commit atrocities against women, should be thrown out of party. They must take women forward; must ensure women reservation. Are they willing to do it, you must ask them” urged Priyanka.
“If they speak of women empowerment, the women need to know how they plan to do it,” she said further. “It is the misuse of politics that you gain power with the help of people and then transfer it all into one hand. The progressive politics is to give power in the hands of people” asserted the Congress campaigner.
“This election is a big challenge for you. It will decide what sort of politics we look for. Do we need a divisive and negative politics or a positive politics which makes our country strong? Do we need a politics that gives entire power to a single person or a politics that gives power to the people?” asked Priyanka Gandhi and underlined, “We want a politics that acknowledges the power of people. Congress respected the strength of people and gave you right to information, right to job, right to food and right to education. We want to further give right to health and shelter in the future. Our opponents never do such things. They never gave you respect or realised your rights”.
Priyanka Gandhi had addressed similar campaign meeting at various other places also on Wednesday.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Raebareli
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, sister of Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli said on Wednesday continued her attack on divisive BJP. "This election is a battle between two ideologies. On one side we have Congress, which in the past ten years, initiated a right-based paradigm in governance. It gave you rights to food, education, information and jobs and further plans to give you rights to shelter and food. This is our ideology. Congress wants to give power and rights to the people. If anyone wants to get any information, he must get it. If anyone wants to know something on corruption, he must be legally entitled to get it. This is Congress' ideology", she said.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "BJP promotes an ideology that is divisive. It wants entire power is concentrated in the hands of one person. It says entire strength is centralised on a particular person and urges people to support him. One may think it is a good idea that a person knows everything, has solutions for all problems and is very strong. But in fact, one must be careful, to know the truth behind such an ideology" she said.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Raebareli: "If entire power is concentrated in the hands of one person, is it a good thing? Or, should people have power?" Priyanka Gandhi asked people of Raebareli during her campaign in the constituency of Congress Preside and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday. "People should have the power. Nowadays, if you watch TV, you see arrogant speeches, abuses and personal attacks. This is not the correct politics. They do such things to mislead people. There should be discussions about the matters related to people's issues. The debates must be on what are the grievances of the people and how can one tackle it" said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Mehbubnagar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi struck an emotional chord with the people of Telangana as he addressed a mammoth election rally at Mehbubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. "Congress also played a big role in fulfilling this dream. Without Congress, this dream would never have been a reality. We listened to your voices, adhered to democratic principles and now a new state -- Telangana is going to be formed. The state of Andhra Pradesh will be divided into two and our endeavour will be ensure that the dreams of the people of both states are met with. Whatever we promise, we deliver" added the Congress Vice President.