My family members died serving nation, BJP ridiculing them now: Priyanka

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Kanpur,
Feb
16:

Congress
leader
Priyanka
Gandhi
Vadra
on
Wednesday
said
her
family
members
have
died
serving
the
nation
but
they
were
being
ridiculed
by
the
BJP
every
day.
The
Congress
general
secretary
and
UP
in-charge
lashed
out
at
the
ruling
BJP
while
addressing
an
election
rally
in
Kanpur’s
Govind
Nagar,
where
assembly
polls
are
scheduled
on
February
20.

My family members died serving nation, BJP ridiculing them now: Priyanka

Priyanka’s
father
Rajiv
Gandhi
and
grandmother
Indira
Gandhi,
both
former
prime
ministers
of
the
country,
were
assassinated
while
in
office.
Indira
Gandhi
died
in
1984
while
Rajiv
Gandhi
was
killed
in
a
suicide
bombing
in
1991.

“Members
of
my
family
have
laid
down
their
lives
for
this
country
and
we
never
mention
this
or
highlight
this
point.
But
today
we
need
to
say
this.
They
died
while
serving
and
now
they
are
being
ridiculed
every
day
because
‘they’ do
not
know
anything
about
shahadat
(martyrdom),”
Priyanka
Gandhi
said
without
naming
the
BJP.
“They
know
nothing,
they
just
make
hollow
claims.
They
do
not
understand
the
feeling
when
a
heart
truly
beats
for
the
country.
For
them,
it
all
begins
and
ends
with
the
elections.
They
visit
UP,
Punjab,
Goa
only
during
elections
but
when
there
is
no
election,
they
travel
to
the
US,
Pakistan,
Canada
and
all
foreign
countries,”
she
alleged.

She
also
slammed
those
who
were
asking
what
the
Congress
did
during
the
past
70
years
for
the
country.
“The
prime
minister
has
two
aircraft
which
alone
cost
Rs
16,000
crore.
They
have
sold
all
PSUs
for
the
sake
of
their
corporate
friends
and
plans
are
underway
to
sell
the
remaining
PSUs,
ports,
airports
and
roads
but
they
ask
what
did
the
Congress
make?
What
is
it
that
you
are
selling
now,” Priyanka
Gandhi
said.
Assembly
polls
in
UP
are
being
held
in
seven
phases
this
time.
Election
results
would
be
declared
on
March
10.
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Story first published: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 0:32 [IST]

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