Priyanka Gandhi changes poll discourse from war to harmony

Posted In: News Date:Mar 14th, 2019

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi changed the discourse of the Indian elections on Tuesday from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s militant nationalism to a self-assured democracy at peace with itself in which women were secure and people aware that the best weapon to gain their rights was their power of vote.

Addressing her first rally in the home state of Mr Modi after assuming charge as Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi took a direct dig at the prime minister, asking what happened to the promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh into every citizen’s bank account and pledges about women’s safety.

Addressing a public rally in Gandhinagar with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi by her side, Ms Gandhi said the present situation in the country was sad and asked the crowd to raise the correct questions in the elections and not frivolous issues.