We Indians have a habit of complaining: Priyanka

April 28th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Priyanka Gandhi Rae Bareli, April 28 (IANS) Indians have a habit of complaining instead of striving for a better future, Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, observed Tuesday.
“Hamari aadat hai shikayat karne ki, meri bhi hai (We have a habit of complaining… it is my habit also),” she said at a public meeting while campaigning for her mother in Rae Bareli constituency.

“But we only prefer to complain and avoid taking the initiative for a better future,” she added.

Priyanka also expressed concern over low turn out of voters, specially in the urban areas.

“Those living in the urban areas are considered to be more educated and aware than the rural population. But it is a bitter fact, not only in Amethi or Rae Bareli, but across the country that voting percentage is lowest in urban areas,” she said.

Priyanka advised people not to enjoy the polling day as a holiday because if they did not exercise their basic right, they could never bring about change. She appealed to them to go out and vote, not necessarily for her mother or the Congress but for whoever they wanted so long as they voted.

“It is the voter who has the power to bring a change. Neither a party nor a politician has this power,” she said, speaking in an urban area of the constituency.

Priyanka also divided politics and politicians into two categories.

“One believes in politics of development and equality. The other depends upon communalism, hatred and divide and rule. You have to decide the path that leads to a better future for you and your children,” she said.

Priyanka asserted that Rae Bareli should send a positive signal to the entire nation that the region does not want politics based on religion and caste but has opted for development and equality.

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