Rahul is a liberal, says Priyanka

She said Rahul is a visionary like their father and late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who represented Amethi constituency in Parliament.

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:11 pm IST

Published - April 30, 2014 07:04 pm IST - Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi In Amethi Parliamentary constituency. (file photo)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi In Amethi Parliamentary constituency. (file photo)

Hitting out at critics of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said >her brother’s style of politics was “liberal” and not “opaque” and that he worked for the development of every section and looked upon all as equals.

During her marathon roadshow covering 130 km in Amethi, which goes to the polls in a week, Priyanka spoke to voters about the “relationship of love” they had with the Gandhis and cautioned them about the intentions of other candidates “who come only during elections“.

She enumerated the development work carried out in the constituency by her family members, including her father Rajiv Gandhi, and even admitted that more needs to be done.

“His (Rahul’s) politics is not opaque, it is liberal. He looks at all as equals and wants that everyone is benefited and stays united,” she said.

She said that the people have supported her family for generations because they have seen them work for the development of the area.

“Many candidates are coming to your area. There are many types of campaigns going on. There is criticism as well that development work has not been undertaken. “ Main janti hun ki aap samajhte hai..jo sahi niyat se apke samne ata hai.jo kaam karta hai aap use achi tarah se pehchanti hai.to aap niyat samjh le inki. kisliye aye hai yahan. (I know you understand those who have come with right intentions in front of you. You recognise those who work. So you understand their intentions why they have come here),” she said at a rally here.

She said that these candidates only come here because it is the constituency of Rahul Gandhi. She said that neither do they have any love and concern for this area or its people nor do they have any relationship.

She maintained that if they had to undertake any development work for the area, they would only be able to utilise the MP fund of Rs. five crore and will only be able to construct 5 km of roads with that amount in one year.

“These things I think you understand more than me. You have supported my family for generations and you have seen their work as well. If work was not done, then you would have never supported. This is a relationship of love and I hope that you will make Rahul win,” she said.

Drawing parallels between her brother and father Rajiv Gandhi, she said Rahul is a visionary like the late Prime Minister who represented Amethi constituency in Parliament.

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