Priyanka Gandhi wants to be remembered when she turns ‘budhiya’ (Lead)

April 14th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Priyanka Gandhi Pichwada (Uttar Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) Days after the Congress was taunted with ‘budhiya’ (old woman) comments by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday said it is her dream to be remembered by people once she turns old.
“It is my dream that people remember me when I turn ‘budhiya’,” Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, said while campaigning in the state.

Taking on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks calling the Congress a “125-year-old budhiya” and later a “gudiya” (doll), she said: “Those who don’t respect women don’t deserve respect themselves.”

Besides slamming BJP over the “budhiya” comments, Priyanka Gandhi came out in full support of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She called him a “strong and determined” leader and said even Mahatma Gandhi looked gentle.

“You cannot judge a person’s strength from his external personality. Mahatma Gandhi was so gentle but was so strong from inside. Manmohan Singh is very strong and determined,” she said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been calling Manmohan Singh a weak prime minister.

Asked whether BJP should follow Congress footsteps and bar its tainted leaders from contesting elections like Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, Priyanka Gandhi said: “I think all parties should do it because people hope that people who represent them should be clean and honest.”

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