Updated May 28th, 2024 at 23:45 IST

Despite Priyanka's Slogan 'Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon' She's Silent on Sandeshkhali Issue: Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur launched a pincer attack on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for being 'silent' on Sandeshkhali issue.

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Despite Priyanka's Slogan 'Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon' She's Silent on Sandeshkhali Issue: Thakur | Image:Republic
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Hamirpur: Union Minister Anurag Thakur, on Tuesday, launched a pincer attack on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for being 'silent' on women harassment incidents in states ruled by her party and its allies.

Thakur remarked the same during a series of election meetings in the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency by saying, "Priyanka Gandhi, who gave the slogan of 'ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon' (I am a girl, I can fight) does not see the atrocities on mothers and sisters in Sandeshkhali of Bengal."

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He alleged that it was her "vote bank politics," which did not allow her to see the harassment of a woman MP by their colleagues in Delhi.

The minister was referring to the alleged attack on Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house in the national capital.

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"She should change her slogan to 'I am a girl, but I cannot fight'," he said.

Thakur, the BJP candidate from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat, alleged that Priyanka had come to Himachal to cheat the people without fulfilling her party's old promises.

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"The irony of Congress and its leaders is that even after 75 years of Independence, they think the public can be misled," he said. 

Priyanka Gandhi Calls PM Modi 'Anti-People'

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Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "anti-people,' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, earlier in the day, said the former was misleading people in the name of religion to remain in power.

Addressing an election rally here, she said that PM Modi ignored the people of Himachal and did not even send a penny to the victims of the monsoon disaster that hit the hill state last year.

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"Hindu religion has taught us to live an honest life but the BJP is doing politics in the name of religion," she said and wondered if any religious person would not be moved by the disaster.

The BJP-led Centre neither declared the monsoon calamity a national disaster nor gave any special package to the state, the Congress general secretary said, adding that they tried to topple the democratically-elected Congress government in the state.

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Priyanka Gandhi was referring to the political crisis involving the six Congress rebels who recently joined the BJP.

Six Congress legislators had voted in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections and later joined the party. They are now contesting assembly by-polls on the ticket of the saffron party. (with PTI inputs)

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 23:45 IST