Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka visits Amethi, says it is time for struggle, we are ready for it

Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accompanied by Sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived in Amethi, the Parliament constituency of Rahul Gandhi, after the Lok Sabha elections.

“It’s time for struggle. We are ready for it” was Rahul Gandhi’s message to partymen after Congress’ Lok Sabha polls debacle as he reached his constituency on Wednesday to thank the people for their support. “We will work as a strong opposition. We will set things on fire wherever any obstructions are caused in the way of the people’s welfare,” he added.

At a brief meeting with party workers at Congress office at Gauriganj, Rahul Gandhi told media, “despite the fact that these are not good days for Congress in UP, the people of Amethi and Raebareli showed confidence in the party by supporting it and for this I thank them.” “Now is the time for struggle… We will struggle”, Rahul Gandhi added.

Rahul Gandhi also said the party will fight back if any step is taken against public interest, according to local Congress leaders present at the meeting. He also appealed to the workers “to get ready for struggle”. Rahul also said that very soon the party will organise the review meeting. Priyanka Gandhi said that “people of Amethi have saved our honour. We are thankful for it.”

Rahul had won with a majority of 1.07 lakh in this Lok Sabha polls from Amethi defeating his nearest rival BJP’s Smriti Irani.

Earlier, Rahul and and Priyanka garlanded photo of their father Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at party office. They also visited Barolia village in Jamo area, where fire incident had taken place 65 houses were gutted on May 19 and met victims and assured them of all help.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked the district officials to get houses allotted to the villagers under the Indira Awas Yojana. “We will apply on their behalf for allotment of houses under the Indira Awas Yojana,” she said. Both the leaders handed over a bag of relief material to the affected people.

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka landed at Fursatganj airport around 1pm and spent nearly an hour visiting victims and their families at Mauja Baraulia.

Priyanka Gandhi: Amethi witnessed tremendous development under Rahul Gandhi

 

Gauriganj (Amethi): Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has been campaigning in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of his brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, urged the people to use the power to vote effectively and wisely.

“Voting right is your biggest strength and you must use it effectively, not just for Amethi but to maintain the integrity of our nation, to strengthen our country and to protect our culture” she urged.

“Rahul Gandhi also has the same long term vision in his approaches. He follows his father’s footsteps. All his plans, programmes and policies for Amethi have been to empower people and to ensure welfare. He never talks for himself but for all. Amethi has witnessed tremendous development under Rahul Gandhi as its MP” asserted Priyanka.

“This is election time and several candidates and leaders from other parties are coming to you. They come here, give false promises, level baseless allegations and spread rumours. Someone told me that some of our rivals come in the dark, secretly distributes booklets containing malicious facts against us, and disappear.  They are so cowards, that they are afraid of distributing such dirty pamphlets, in open” she said and added “If they want to tell anything to the people, come out open and do it. Why they are scared? This is election time and it is a battle of ideologies. No one prevents anyone from conveying their ideas. Why such secrecy? Directly come to the people and tell what they want to say? Why do they come during night and distributing leaflets containing false facts secretly and vanish suddenly like cowards?”

“The people are wise enough to judge who is sincere and who are not. They can easily distinguish between those are enacting drama and those really work for them. They are knowledgeable to identify who tell lies and who are honest” said Priyanka Gandhi.

“Politics means service. Every leader must realise that their ultimate responsibility is to serve people.  They must talk about welfare of people and must tell what their plans for development are. The women here know what empowerment does mean. So you can directly ask your leaders about their plans for women empowerment” underlined the Congress star campaigner.

“Rahul Ji knows very well that it is his responsibility to fulfil the dreams of his father, who laid his life for the nation and for the people of Amethi. Rahul Gandhi also realise the amount of love you had extended to Rajiv Gandhi and so he is well aware that it is his duty to serve you better.  Rahul ji always maintains the same love and affection with Amethi people, like his father” she said further.

“So, I will not seek your votes. Just continue to love us. We want nothing else. We are with you in your happy and sorrow, and will remain committed to serve you ever” said Priyanka Gandhi striking a chord with the gathering.

Text of speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: Use the power to vote effectively and wisely to strengthen India

Gauriganj (Amethi): Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has been campaigning in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of his brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, urged the people to use the power to vote effectively and wisely.

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi: In democracy people have the power and authority

Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi campaigned for her brother and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi. In an indirect dig at BJP and its prime ministerial Narendra Modi, the Congress’ star campaigner said, “There are some people who urge you to give your power to them and say only they posses entire knowledge and solution for all issues; they also claim only they can develop the country, it doesn’t happen in democracy. It’s the people to decide, as they have the power and authority and that is called democracy”.
“Now it’s up to you to think and decide for whom Rahul Ji has done such works. Many political leaders come to you and criticize him. You have to understand their motive. I know you are smart enough to understand who works for you with loyalty, honesty and who makes false promises” said Priyanka striking an emotional chord.
“Rajiv ji shared a family relation with you. Rahul Gandhi at the age of 21 saw his father died. Rajiv Ji gave his life not only for the country but also for you. He used to work immensely for you. When Rahul ji saw that his father was working sincerely for you with honesty, believing in an ideology and eventually sacrificed his life for the country” she added.
“Many people fail to understand the love we share with the people of Amethi. When someone from your family comes and work for your welfare and development, he can’t have any political interest. He thinks that it’s a workplace of Rajiv ji. It’s our religion to work for you. Nobody is bigger than the people, this is what we had learnt from Rajiv ji” continued Priyanka Gandhi.
“Everyone in my family recognized the power of the masses. We never ask from you to give your power to us. All we say that you should get you power and rights back. Only you can transform this country. You have the right to vote and this is your biggest responsibility” she told the gathering.
“There are some ideologies which are disastrous for the country. They spread rage, hatred and anger. Ours is a unique country in the world. There are people from different religion and community who live in peace and harmony. This is our culture practiced by all – the Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jain and Christians. And if our culture is in danger then you must fight to protect it. It’s your responsibility” commented the Congress’ star campaigner in a clear dig at Modi.
“This election is not only about you but it will decide the future of our country. You must decide what kind of ideology you want. Nobody has the courage to come here and cheat people. You have the wisdom and knowledge. You always showed your support only to those persons who worked for you” said Priyanka Gandhi and added, “If you had supported Rajiv ji it was because he transformed this region; you supported Sonia ji because she worked for you day and night. You also support Rahul Gandhi ji because you know that he also works for you with commitment and determination”.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi works for Amethi with a long term vision

Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, said that Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision like his father Rajiv Gandhi.
“Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary. He had a great love for the people of Amethi and you also had loved him. If he (Rajiv Gandhi) has done any development work like BHEL, Fursatganj airport, then that was not limited to one particular area, in fact, the spill over effect of development could be seen in near-by areas” and added, “Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision in his approaches. He follows his father’s footsteps. All his plans, programmes and policies for Amethi have been to empower people and to ensure welfare”.
“Rahul Gandhi also brought milk revolution here. Earlier, milk used to come from outside the area. Rahul Gandhi established 3 chilling plants here which eventually helped for this revolutionary progress in milk supply. Today truck- loads of milk go to across India, and for it the actual credit goes to Rahul Gandhi” said Priyanka Gandhi.
“Today there are seven National Highways passing through Amethi. He also made roads built through PMGSY in all villages with the population of more than 1000. Several electric polls were erected in the villages but providing electricity is state government’s duty. Sonia (Gandhi) ji had requested Mulayam Singh (Yadav) ji regarding this and the state government did some positive moves on this. But some other opposition parties have approached Court asking what is special with Amethi and Raebareli. Because of their objection, there is scarcity for electricity here. Rahul Ji also got several roads built using central schemes but the maintenance of the same is the responsibility of the state govt. We have been pressurizing the state govt on this. We are hopeful that we will be able to find a solution to these issues”, explained the Congress star campaigner.
“Due to his initiatives Amethi has several educational and technical institutes in the area between Jayes and Fursatganj. It will not only help youth get proper education but will also bring in tremendous economical growth in the whole region. We have FDDI, Petroleum institute, IIIT, Kendreeya Vidyalaya, 3 model schools and Navodaya Vidyalaya as well as we have Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalay in every block, in the area between Fursatganj and Jayes. We have now several trains passing through Amethi and also introduced about 20 new trains from here” informed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Priyanka Gandhi lists development works done by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi addressed election meeting at Amethi, the Lok Sabha constiruency of her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. “Rahul Gandhi has the same love and affection towards Amethi, like his father Rajiv Gandhi had” said Priyanka Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi (UP) lists out development works done by Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, explained various development works done by her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. Priyanka Gandhi is campaigning in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi at Raebareli: We do not need a 56 inch chest to run the country but a kind heart

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra daughter of Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed various election meetings at Raebareli , the Lok Sabha constituency of Sonia Gandhi. While addressing to masses she slammed BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi by saying that our country does not need a 56 inch chest to run the country but we need a kind heart.
“India doesn’t need cruel politics but a moral power. It doesn’t want the display your false promises of power and authority but we need a determination for welfare,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said.
She also said that it’s a nation of Mahatma Gandhi. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Dalit, Tribals have sacrificed their lives. We must save this country from communal forces.
“The blood which runs through our veins has already mixed with the soil of our land. It’s our religion to save this country,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asserted.
The daughter of UPA chairperson also said that Raebareli has developed massively in last ten years. The conditions of roads and electricity polls are good. Solar water pump and solar lights have planted in many villages. Congress has always made policies with a vision and foresight.
“I always feel very happy when I meet SHG women. This movement was started by Rahul ji (Gandhi) and 12 lakh more women are already connected with this movement. He wants to make you knowledgable and empowered so that you gain confidence. He showed you the path and you walked on it,” said the sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
“It’s not an election in which you can limit your thinking. Think about the women, child, youth; think about the future of this nation. What kind of country you want. What kind of politics you want – a politics of brotherhood and harmony or a politics which spreads rage and hatred,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reminded.
“When go out to cast your vote on 30th, vote not only for development, growth and equality but also vote for the country. Vote to remain the dignity and peace of the country. Vote to save the culture of the country. I hope you will think about all these things,” she concluded her speech.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on a one day visit in Raebareli to campaign.
Full Text of speech of the Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Raebareli

Priyanka Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi follows footsteps of Rajiv Gandhi

Amethi: “Rahul Gandhi is also following the footsteps of his father Rajiv Gandhi” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi while speaking at an election meeting at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
“When Rajiv Gandhi was introducing Telecom and IT revolution, the people in the opposition, who had a short term vision, had mocked him. But he went ahead with such moves and today the entire country and its people avail benefits. When he had initiated computer revolution, he had to face a lot of criticism from the very same people who are now lampooning Rahul Gandhi. But these benefits for the people of India and Amethi cannot be removed” said Priyanka Gandhi and also noted, “Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision in his approaches. All his plans, programmes and policies for Amethi have been in that direction, following his father’s footsteps. Some people say Rahul Gandhi did nothing for you and therefore, I have come with a long list on what he has done for Amethi. I can remember the development works done in Raebareli, but here so much of work has been done that I have to bring a long list with me”.
Priyanka Gandhi then explained various development works took place in Amethi under Rahul Gandhi like mega food park, better connectivity, new technical/ educational institutes and milk revolution and stated, “Rahul Gandhi did all these works for you not for his political gains but out of his towards you. His heart has a special place for Amethi. This is the land of his father and Rahul Gandhi too has a family relationship with the people of Amethi. We understand your feelings and pain. It is your love that brings me to stand in front of you. Nothing is bigger than people of Amethi for all of us. We have nothing on our own. It is the people who gave us whatever we have today”.
“He (Rajiv Gandhi) was a man people used to instantly relate to with love because of his gentleness. His other plus point was that he was a visionary. What all he did for Amethi was done out of his love for you. If he (Rajiv Gandhi) has done any development work like BHEL, Fursatganj airport, then that was not limited to one particular area, in fact, the spill over effect of development could be seen in near-by areas. He was right and even after his demise the people enjoy benefits of the works done by him” she said about late Prime Minister and creator of modern India, Rajiv Gandhi.
“Those people who complain that there is no development in this region have no adequate knowledge about Amethi” she added.
Priyanka then took an indirect dig at Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate in Amethi and said, “Criticising others is easy. I want to ask the candidate who contested from Chandni Chowk (Lok Sabha constituency in Delhi), whether she went there again after the polls. All those contesting against Rahul are here just to contest against Rahul Gandhi. They do not have any concern for the people here. But our hearts are always here. I and my family are here because of our concern for you”.
“I am pretty sure of your support and we will always remain committed for you” she concluded. Amethi goes to polls on 7th of May.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi at Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi: Don’t vote for Sonia Gandhi but vote for the future of your children and country

Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi broke her silence on the allegations levelled by BJP against her husband.
“What is happening now? Whenever we switch on TV, we hear arrogant language and personal attacks. Many things are being said about my family, my husband. I feel sad the way humiliating things are being said. I keep telling my children that one day the truth will come out” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while speaking at Raebareli from where her mother Sonia Gandhi is seeking a fourth term in parliament.
“I am sad because the poll campaign, which should focus on people and development, is used for attacking us. Indira Ji had taught me, if you are sincere and honest from your heart, if your intentions are clear, then you do not have to be worried. This quality itself will act as a shield for us. The more they insult us, the stronger we emerge. The more they try to suppress us, the more we will rise. This is what I learnt from Indira Gandhi. So, the more I will be humiliated, more will be my determination to fight” further said Priyanka.
“I am not worried that they attack us. But I feel that elections must be fought with development as the main plank. It must be focussed on the requirements of the people. The agenda must be based on what we are going to do for the welfare of the people and development of our country. What are we going to for our youth, how we are going to take our country forward etc must be the main talking points in an election. But the opposition misleads people with baseless allegations against us. I feel sad for such misdeeds” she added.

“Our country is known for its rich culture, unity in diversity and peace. But these values are at danger at present. That is I want to appeal to you” warned Priyanka Gandhi and continued, “Don’t vote for Sonia Gandhi, but for a good future of your children and for your country. Vote for an India where everyone – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians, and Jain- live in harmony and love each other”. “Are we looking for a nation where people fight each other on caste and religion? Are we looking for a country where different castes and religions are being pitted against each other?” she asked.
“So, you vote for a good nation, for the future of your children and the youth here. Vote for those who will take our country forward by treating everyone equally” urged Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
““I think there has been a political attack on my family and they have used my husband to make this attack, which has gone on for the past two years. I feel very strongly about it” she commented to the media while going back from the meeting.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Raebareli