Central govt only concerned about the rich and powerful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 Interacting with women workers of the Sadharu Tea Estate near here, she said farmers have been protesting in and around the national capital for months, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to meet them and end the impasse. "More than three lakh farmers are sitting on a dharna for the last two months, barely four to five kilometres away from where the PM stays, but he has not gone to meet them.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi slammed PM Modi for holding poll rallies amid rising Covid-19 cases. Priyanka said the government is not doing enough to boost medical infrastructure. She also criticised UP govt for failing to increase the number of Covid tests. “There's a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supply and ventilators. The Government got 8-9 months between the first and second wave but they didn't prepare. There is availability of medical oxygen but no facility of transportation,” she said. “PM is busy holding election rallies, he is laughing on stage. People are crying and screaming for help due to Covid-19. The Government needs to be sensitive at this time, the PM needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of rallies where he's laughing, cracking jokes,” she added.
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In an exclusive interview with ANI on April 21, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show up and communicate to public as the country needs reassurance at the time of huge crisis. She said, "Prime Minister Modi needs to communicate with public, opposition parties, medical practitioners. Country needs reassurance and needs to know that every single life matter. Prime Minister Modi needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of the rally where he is laughing and cracking jokes. He needs to come here, sit in front of people, talk to them and tell them how is he going to save lives. There is huge crisis in the country."
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis lambasted on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said that the Congress and Gandhi family want to create an atmosphere of negativity. He also asked Priyanka Gandhi that if she ever discussed COVID related issues with government in Maharashtra where 38 to 40% of total COVID deaths are in Congress ruled Maharashtra.
BJP and Congress are involved in a fierce war of words over the Covid situation in the country. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that the Prime Minister should understand that constructive criticism is good in a democracy and urged him to listen to suggestions being given by opposition leaders. Priyanka said that opposition is giving suggestions as there are certain things that the government has not done and it is their duty to bring it to light. BJP leader Sambit Patra hit back saying that the Gandhis are trying to play politics over the issue. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP leader Sambit Patra on April 21 said that Gandhi family is doing politics when things shouldn't be politicised amid pandemic. "When things shouldn't be politicised, Congress, especially Gandhi family is doing politics. Priyanka Gandhi gave interview and Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Nation is watching how they're criticising and it'll give them reply. Arrogance of Gandhi family is being reflected. Congress party is trying to sell its failed product yet again and seeing the pandemic as an opportunity for the same," said Sambit Patra.