Will Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Be UP Chief Ministerial Candidate? Her Response

Will Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Be UP Chief Ministerial Candidate? Her Response

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Ms Vadra denied the ruling BJP's charge that the Congress was politicizing the farmer protests

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in Uttar Pradesh today for a farmers' protest meeting, described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as arrogant and accused the government of blaming her party whenever it was cornered.

Speaking to NDTV, Priyanka Gandhi side-stepped a question on whether she was ready to be the Congress's Chief Ministerial candidate in the Uttar Pradesh polls next year.

"My responsibility is to be with the people and raise their issues. It is my duty to raise my voice for people. I will not stand back, I will keep fighting. And I will never betray the people," the 49-year-old Congress general secretary said.

Asked why she had called PM Modi "ahankari (arrogant)" and a coward, she said: "Absolutely I said he is. He has not spoken to lakhs of farmers. If he cannot do that, then that makes him arrogant, right? 215 farmers have died (during the protests) and the PM did not even express condolences."

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