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Bhadohi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said the ground reality was different than what the Uttar Pradesh government has been portraying and there is an expiry date to the rant that nothing was done in the past 70 years.

The Congress incharge of east Uttar Pradesh was responding to a question about the Adityanath government issuing its report card on completion of two years in office, in which it highlighted various achievements and welfare schemes.

“They (BJP) need to come to the ground to see the reality. This report card and publicity looks good, but the reality is different… all sections are feeling harassed,” she said at the Sitamarhi guest house in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi district, where she had a night halt.

“There is a big difference between polls promises and fulfilling them. As far as the rant about (no development in) 70 years is concerned, it also has an expiry date. You (BJP) are in the government for the past five years, what have you done in five years? the Congress leader asked.

The Bharatiya Janata Party often attacks the Congress by accusing it of not developing the country in the past 70 years.

The 47-year-old, who had embarked on a three-day boat journey on Ganga to reach out to the electorate residing on the river banks, offered prayers at the Sitamarhi temple before starting for her next stop en route to Mirzapur.

Priyanka Gandhi alleged that nothing had been done on the ground in the state during Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s rule. “Everyday, I’m meeting people from different sections of the society and I’m getting to know that students, youngsters, ‘shiksha mitras’, anganwadi workers and ASHA workers are feeling harassed. At some places, it was announced that they will get Rs 17,000 salary, but till now they have got nothing. For the past two years, they are getting Rs 8,000.”

Asked about BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma accusing her and Congress president Rahul Gandhi of coming for a picnic before elections and vanishing just after that, she said: “Well, I haven’t been to Italy in the past three-four years. I should go in fact to see my grandmother.”

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  1. A senior journalist – by no means inimical – said she was “ confused “ by how Project Priyanka is unfolding. Samajh mein nahin aata how unprepared the Congress seems to be to fight this election, despite – some would say, with a little bitterness, because of – the gust of tailwind generated by the three important victories last December.

  2. PM Modi and his party has used too much of time on what Congress has not done when they were in power which I am aware is not seventy years as we got Independence in 1947 and Congress came to power after first General election in 1951-52. BJP was elected to govern and deliver not to tell voters what Congress has not done which BJP any way done that while on opposition and that’s why BJP was elected. Congress should not become BJP to only criticise the ruling party instead come up with what are their plans for country if they get back power.


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