Assam BJP Chief Ranjit Dass Slams Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Tea Stunt: Rs 5,000 Or 5 Leaves
Taking a dig at Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi's visit to the tea gardens in poll-bound Assam and an attempt at plucking the leaves, BJP Assam chief Ranjit Dass on Friday said women working at tea gardens will vote for BJP government schemes and not for the stunt ahead of elections.
Recently, Ms Gandhi had visited the tea gardens in Assam and got photographed while plucking tea leaves with a basket on her head.
Responding to whether Congress will benefit from such visits in the elections, Mr Dass played down Ms Gandhi by comparing her with the benefits women workers are receiving from the BJP-ruled state and central governments.
"They are putting up foreign land tea gardens. In our tenure, pregnant women workers will get Rs 12,000 in their bank accounts and also they will get maternity leave for six months. So, will they look at Gandhi plucking tea leaves or look at Rs 12,000 while voting?" Mr Dass told ANI.