Priyanka hits out at politics of hate, use of religion

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Priyanka Gandhi was speaking in context of the viral video in which she was seen throwing flowers on the people returning from BJP rally and later distributed party manifestos to them…reports Asian Lite News

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hit out at the politics of hate and use of religion and caste in politics, saying the time has come to change the narrative.

Talking to IANS while campaigning in Gaura Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh, she said: “I am trying to send across the message that politics should not be based on hatred and violence and time has come for a new kind of politics which should work to address the problems of the people.”

Attacking BJP and other political parties, Gandhi said: “The people are suffering because of politics of caste and religion and this type of politics only benefits a few political parties and never serves the interests of the common people.”

“The political leaders should work to provide solution to the people’s problems,” she added.

Priyanka Gandhi was speaking in context of the viral video in which she was seen throwing flowers on the people returning from BJP rally and later distributed party manifestos to them. The viral video has been widely appreciated and complimented on the social media for not showing any prejudice towards the opponent.

Earlier she had exchanged wishes with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and RLD’s Jayant Chowdhary when they came across each other in Bulandshahr.

The Congress first time in two decades is contesting on the 403 seats and Priyanka Gandhi is a star campaigner and is criss crossing the state.

She is raking up the issues of stray cattle, unemployment, security and other issues in her campaign.

‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’

Earlier this week, hundreds of Congress women and girl activists joined a ‘pink rally’ in Pune to mark the 125th day of AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s clarion call of ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon.’

Women & Child Welfare Minister and Congress leader Yashomati Thakur, who addressed the rally, said that Priyanka’s campaign — initiated in Uttar Pradesh — has electrified the minds of lakhs of women and girls all over the country in the past four months.

“Priyankaji is like a second Indira Gandhia. The drive started in UP, but now we will make women all over Maharashtra and the rest of the country aware of their rights, give them justice and empower them,” said Thakur.

Other speakers like state women’s Congress President Sandhya Savvalakhe, office-bearers Pooja Anand, Deepti Chaudhari, Sangeeta Dhone, Sangita Tiwari, Nita Trivedil Rupali Kapse, Anjali Thackeray, Ujjwala Salve, Poonam Patil, Jayshree Wankhede, Sushila More addressed the ‘pink rally’, among others.

Savvalake noted how several top BJP leaders ‘demean’ or ‘use foul language’ against the womenfolk, but the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign has shown how girls and women can be empowered, respected and how they can fight for their rights in every forum.

As per the directions of All India Mahila Congress President Netta D’Souza, women and girls turned out wearing pink t-shirts, scarves, dupattas, sarees, salwar-kurtas, with big and small pink balloons in their hands symbolising freedom and women-power.

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