Priyanka Gandhi Says in Silchar, the BJP Government had Bad Policies and Bad Intentions


New Delhi:  Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra said in her first stop on the campaign leg outside Uttar Pradesh in Assam’s Silchar that constitution is under threat from the BJP-led government. Priyanka Gandhi said the BJP government had “bad policies and bad intentions”. Silchar will vote in second phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 18.

“…Today you see how the Constitution is not being protected, the efforts are on to destroy it,” she said invoking BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary at the end of her 10-minute address after a roadshow in Silchar.

“There is a BJP manifesto, which has no place for different cultures, religions, way of life, no respect for Constitution. On the other hand, the Congress manifesto has this scheme which says Rs 72,000 per year to every poor family… every bit of it is respectful of the Constitution,” Priyanka Gandhi said.

The Congress general secretary arrived in Silchar in Cachar district on Sunday to campaign for Sushmita Dev, the president of All India Mahila Congress and the sitting MP from the Bengali speaking constituency in southern Assam which is also the epicenter of the demand for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Dev is battling both anti-incumbency and likely fallout of Congress’ opposition to the Citizenship Bill.

Priyanka Gandhi also stopped by at Kachakanti Bari, a temple, to pray on her way from the airport to the city. Barak Valley will celebrate Bengali new year on Monday.

She later took part in the roadshow in an open truck flanked by Dev and Congress in-charge of Assam Harish Rawat, with an impressive crowd in tow despite the blazing sun.

Attacking the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the BJP’s campaign is different from the reality. She said the BJP took away the special status that the Congress government had given to northeast.


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