Vijayapura: Accusing the BJP of diverting public attention from the real issues such as price rise and corruption, AICC General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also held the voters responsible for getting driven by emotional issues raised by the BJP and continue to vote for the party.
Addressing an election rally in Indi town of the district on Wednesday May 3 she said that people should become conscious of their rights and vote for the development and not religions and sentimental issues.
“Unfortunately, during the elections, you forget to think about your future and the future of your children while voting. You vote for non issue and irrelevant issues raised by the BJP during the elections,” she said.
Priyanka said that she has not come merely to seek votes for the Congress, but has come to awaken their conscience towards the real issues such as unemployment, corruption, education, and health etc.
She said that the people should realise that the BJP is only playing the politics of emotion and religion which will not secure the future of the people.
Alleging that the ruling BJP in the State has spent more time in diverting public attention from the real issues, she said that the BJP government has been involved in large scale corruption in its three and a half year of tenure.
“The BJP government of the State has looted no less than Rs. 1.5 Lakh Crore in its tenure. It is the huge amount which could bring radical changes in the lives of people if spent properly for the development. The money could have been used to build at least 100 AIIMS, 187 ESI hospitals, over 30,000 smart classes and 30 lakh houses of the poor. But the BJP looted this huge amount,” she alleged.
Priayanka also accused the BJP of trying to weaken KMF, the State Milk Cooperative sector by trying to bring Amul of Gujarat in Karnataka.
She said that today the BJP is claiming that they are trying to bring Amul because the milk production in Karnataka has reduced.
“I want to ask the BJP that how come the milk production in the State has declined only during the BJP rule while the milk was sufficient during the Congress government. Due to the sufficient availability of milk, the Congress launched the Ksheera Bhagay scheme where milk was offered to school students. It only means that the BJP is conspiring to weaken the local Nandini brand to help Amul of Gujarat,” she said.
Appealing to the people to vote for the Congress and give full mandate, she said that if the people give fractured mandate, then the government can’t focus on development and spend more time saving it.
“For better and progressive government, give full mandate to the Congress,” she said.