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BJP's schemes attract big headlines but don't materialise: Priyanka Gandhi in UP

ANI | May 16, 2019 06:28 PM
Congress' leader Priyanka Gandhi while addressing a rally in UP on Thursday

Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 16 (ANI): Upping the ante ahead of the conclusion of polling in the country, Congress general secretary in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said BJP has "hollow policies" and indulges in publicity.

"BJP is a party who makes promises but delivers nothing. BJP and its leaders are involved in just publicity and they will make big promises. Their whole publicity is hollow and all policies are hollow," she said at an election rally here.

Gandhi lashed out at BJP for providing schemes which attract "big headlines in newspapers" but fail to materialise.

"You must have heard about BJP slogans over electricity bills where they have claimed that they have reduced them. I went to several villages and two women told me that they were getting bills of 50,000 and 35,000 respectively for a month even though electricity is just coming for 7 to 8 hours," she said.

On the penultimate day of election campaigning before 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh go to polls, Priyanka asserted that BJP's policies are against farmers and youth.

"PM [Narendra Modi] told you that he himself will deposit 15 lakh in your accounts and the President of the same party after the elections said it was a 'chunaavi jumla', will you trust them again?" she asked.

Urging people to vote for Congress candidate from Maharajganj Supriya Shrinate, she said, "The town is yearning for change as it has witnessed no development in last 25 years."

Congress has fielded Shrinate, a former journalist, against five-time MP Pankaj Chaudhary from Maharajganj.

Meanwhile, BSP-SP alliance has fielded Akhilesh Singh of SP, who had won the general elections here in 1999, from Maharajganj.

Results of the seven-phase electoral exercise will be out on May 23. (ANI)

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