All-India Congress Committee general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday attacked Union minister and her former party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia, calling him a traitor for “betraying the people by toppling an elected government”.
Priyanka was addressing a poll rally in support of Congress candidate in the Datia Assembly seat of Madhya Pradesh, which will go to polls on November 17.
Attacking Scindia, who had defected to the BJP, she said he followed his family traditions well. “I worked with Mr Scindia in Uttar Pradesh, his arrogance … people in Uttar Pradesh don’t have the habit of addressing someone as ‘maharaj’. Party workers would complain that their work was not being done until they called him ‘maharaj’. Nevertheless, he has faithfully followed his family’s tradition. He toppled your (referring to people) government, which you had voted for,” she said.
“There is one thing. Modi ji (PM Narendra Modi) is good at recognising people. He has gathered traitors and cowards from all over the world and taken them into his party,” the Congress leader said.
Priyanka claimed that the employment situation has been the best in the country in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh while it is poor in MP. She also took potshots at Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, the BJP candidate from Datia, saying he watches movies the entire day to watch “who is in which attire?” Terming Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan a “world-famous actor”, Priyanka said “he can outshine Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. But whenever someone talks about work, he starts behaving like Asrani (comedian)”.
She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first PM in the country who “remains troubled in his own suffering”. “In Karnataka, he brought a list of abuses he got. He keeps crying. Have you seen Salman Khan’s movie ‘Tere Naam’, where he cries from the beginning to the end… I say why not make a movie on Modi ji, let’s keep its name ‘Mere Naam’,” she said.
Priyanka also attacked businessman Gautam Adani, saying: “Nobody knows what Adani ji makes, but this country has handed over everything to him.”
The polling for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly will be held on November 17.