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