Election campaigns heat up in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday as Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi reached Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency. Priyanka Gandhi is on her last leg of three-day trip to Uttar Pradesh which saw her embarking on a boat ride from Prayagraj, attending the Ganga Aarti at the Sangam and visiting temples and dargahs as she made her way to Varanasi.
During her trip in Varanasi, Priyanka is expected to offer prayers at Sheetla Mandir and interact with women groups, visit the house of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri in Ramnagar, stop at the Assi Ghat, offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and take the steamer ride to the Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Priyanka, the AICC General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East), is scheduled to reach the Congress office in Varanasi and celebrate Holi with the party workers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress over the “dynastic politics” and said that its biggest casualty are the institutions.
The biggest casualty of dynastic politics are institutions.
From the press to Parliament.
From soldiers to free speech.
From the Constitution to the courts.
Nothing is spared.
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— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2019
Responding to Prime Minister’s Twitter post in which he attacked Congress for dynastic politics, Priyanka said that it was the BJP that had attacked the institutions and that the people of the country were “not fools.”
She said, “The biggest casualty of dynastic politics are institutions’: “BJP has systematically attacked every institution in last 5 years including the media. PM should stop thinking people are fools and understand that they see through this.”