Priyanka takes on Modi, says Congress is not old

April 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Narendra Modi Amethi, Apr. 11 (ANI): Congress party’s star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi has lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for comparing the Congress party to a ‘budhia’ (old woman), and asked people if she looked old.

“Do I look old to you? Does Sonia Gandhi (Congress president and her mother), Rahul Gandhi or I look old to you,” she asked people of Khalidpur village, while addressing a rally there.

During his election campaigns, Modi has repeatedly been asking the voters to choose the 30-year-old “young” BJP the Congress party over a “125-year-old budhia”.

Priyanka, who is the poll manager for her mother Sonia and brother Rahul, kick started her electioneering work from Amethi and Raebareli, respectively.

Addressing a rally in Furshatganz, Priyanka outlined the development work done by her brother Rahul Gandhi by citing his works done in the field of education and health, including a hospital in Munshiganj.

“Rahul has done a lot for the people. As you know, the state government has not been of much help in carrying out development projects and whatever work has been done is with the Centre’s help,” the younger Gandhi sibling said, while aiming the Mayawati Government.

Priyanka seemed to have struck an emotional cord with people of his father Rajiv Gandhi’s Karbhoomi.

“You have given a lot of love and support and I don’t want to insult your love by asking for votes. We will always be grateful to you,” she said.

“In this election drama a lot of people will come and ask for your votes on the basis of religion and caste. It is for you to decide whom to vote,” she added.

Priyanka, who was busy in the rituals after her father-in-law’s demise, will visit a number of villages, local representative of the UPA chairperson KL Sharma said.

According to the party sources, Priyanka Gandhi will visit villages Pure pal, Pure Chirai, Sambhawa, Belkhaur, Sambhawa, Sarai Hriday Shah, Anapur and is also expected to hold road-shows. (ANI)

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