In a rare return to the campaign trail, Priyanka Gandhi on Friday lashed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) frontrunner Narendra Modi, accusing him of giving state-owned land at throwaway prices to close friends in Gujarat, Times of India reported.
Tearing into the Gujarat model of development in which “thousands of acres” of land has been given to “friends” of chief minister Narendra Modi at “throwaway prices” Priyanka accused the BJP of treating the country as a “classroom”.
Campaigning for her mother, Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, she also took a swipe at the BJP leader for his ‘ABCD’ and ‘RSVP’ jibes and said he should instead tell people what he planned to do for them.
Priyanka said that people possess an unmatched understanding and they knew about Modi’s Gujarat model of development “where you (Modi) gave thousands of acres of land to your friends.”
Modi should tell people what is the situation of farmers and workers under his model or what had he done for women, she said.
Priyanka said any leader whether from her own party or from any other should speak about what they would do for the people.
She said Congress ideology had always respected the country’s unity and tradition of generosity.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2014.
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