New Delhi (Agency): Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a political rally in Niwai, Tonk district of Rajasthan. Speaking in a state that is gearing up for assembly elections later this year, Gandhi Vadra said that Modi’s policies favor the rich at the expense of the poor.
“Modi goes abroad and then tells us that our country’s respect has increased. But later, we find out that he made deals to help his industrialist friends,” she claimed. “Big business people are getting benefits from these deals.”
Priyanka Gandhi accused the Prime Minister of putting the needs of his wealthy friends before the needs of the Indian public. “He always thinks about his rich friends and forgets about regular people,” she said.
The Congress general secretary also said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is focused solely on retaining power. “The BJP does not care about poor people or middle-class families. Their only goal is to stay in power,” she remarked.
She also took a chance to mock the Prime Minister concerning the recent waterlogging incident at the venue of the G20 Summit in Delhi. Priyanka Gandhi used this to point out what she sees as the Prime Minister’s inflated sense of self-importance.
“Maybe God is sending a message that people in our country are too afraid to say: Reduce your ego. The country made you a leader. You should put the country and its people first,” she said.
The comments come as Rajasthan prepares for assembly elections slated for later this year. Priyanka Gandhi’s sharp criticisms of Modi are part of an intensified campaign by the Congress Party to challenge the BJP, which currently holds power in the state. Both parties are expected to use the upcoming elections as a way to test the waters for larger national contests in the future.