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Raise voice against politics of divide, says Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

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The Congress leader was speaking at the Bharat Bachao Rally

Congress party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP for the ‘injustices’ done by its government and said those who wont fight “the prevailing situation today will go down in history as cowards”.

Addressing the Bharat Bachao (Save India) Rally, Ms. Vadra urged everyone to come together to fight the “divisive and disruptive” policies of the BJP government. 

“If you love India, please raise your voice. If we remain silent today, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed. The division of the country will start and we will all be as responsible for it as any corrupt leader of the BJP and the RSS,” she said.

In an emotional speech, she recalled her father late Rajiv Gandhi and her meeting with the family of the rape victim in Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) who was burnt alive.

“When I saw the father of the Unnao rape victim burying his face in his palms and crying, I remembered my own father whose body I saw as a 19-year-old. My father’s blood is in this soil just as the blood of the Unnao victim is nurturing this earth. This country is ours and it is our moral duty to save it,” she said as her mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi and brother, Rahul, listened to her.

She also took a dig at the BJP election campaign Modi hai to mumkin hai' (Modi makes it possible).

 “The fact is under the BJP, it is possible that onion sells ₹100 a kilo, it’s possible to have highest unemployment in 45 years, destroy 4 crore jobs or 15,000 farmers commit suicide,” she said.

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