In an apparent reference to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Priyanka said, “Leaders of some parties talk about women empowerment but you need to ask them why they listen to the conversation of women in their homes.” (JPN)
“Throw out politicians who tap your phones and hear your conversations,” she added during her campaign.
Taking on the BJP, she said the saffron party ‘spread hatred’ while Congress ‘promises development’.
"These elections are about unity and strengthening the identity of India. When you go to vote then think what type of politics you want...the divisive one, which spreads communalism or the one which takes everyone together," she said.
Addressing a corner meeting at Sijaur in Unchahar Assembly seat in the parliamentary constituency, Priyanka said that by implementing the Right to Information, Congress showed how corruption could be removed.
"Opposition parties talk about removing corruption but they must also tell how they are going to do this. By implementing RTI, Congress showed them the way. Congress stopped corruption by implementing RTI," she said.
Seeking to connect with the women voters, Priyanka told them that her brother and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had started self help groups for women in the area.
"Do you know that this programme was started by Rahulji from Amethi? When he became MP in 2004, a thought was given to expand it and it was expanded in Rae Bareli. Since then you have seen how much development has taken place," she said.
"You recognised your rights. In villages I found that the views of the people has changed a lot towards women. There are several programmes which were launched by Congress. Our ideology is that the power should be in the hands of the people," she said.
"Women have their own identity, they are not just daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. They are individuals," she said.
In an apparent reference to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Priyanka said, “Leaders of some parties talk about women empowerment but you need to ask them why they listen to the conversation of women in their homes.”