Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, on the 12th of March, gave her debut speech at a rally in Gujarat, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
The Indian National Congress (INC) held its Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Gujarat, which was also the first rally which Priyanka Gandhi addressed after officially entering politics. Priyanka Gandhi started her first speech by criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ms. Gandhi said, “Think and decide, those who talk big in front of you, where are the jobs he promised? What about the Rs. 15 lakh he promised? What about women’s safety?” She further said, “Your vote is a weapon.”
Speaking about the agenda and main focus of the INC, Ms. Gandhi said, the Party believes in brotherhood and love and the winds of hatred will be blown away by love.
Ms. Gandhi also expressed her sadness about the current situation of the Nation and said, “There is no bigger patriotism than awareness.”
Highlighting the war like situation between India and Pakistan, Ms. Gandhi said, it is extremely sad to see the current situation in India, when there was a time the Nation stood for love and brotherhood.
Ms. Gandhi urged the people to vote for the appropriate Government to ensure the development and growth of the Country.
Hardik Patel, the Convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS,) also officially joined the INC during the CWC meeting. The meeting was attended by Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the AICC, Rahul Gandhi, the President of the INC, Priyanka Gandhi and many other senior leaders.
Earlier, the senior leaders of the INC reached Sabarmati Ashram for a prayer meeting to mark the anniversary of the Dandi March.
The rally and the joining of Hardik Patel is said to be campaign stunts of the INC to gain a majority of votes in Gujarat.
Gujarat will contest a total of 26 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, scheduled on the 23rd of April.
The results of the elections will be announced on the 23rd of May 2019.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Lok Sabha elections.