Priyanka ‘chases home’ the BJP ‘chowkidar’

Unnao victim, Unnao rape case, Priyanka Gandhi, Unnao rape survivor
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is on her way to Unnao meet the family of the gang rape victim and extend condolences to them. File Photo: PTI

Farmers don’t have chowkidars, Congress general secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on March 18, as she embarked on a three-day Ganga Yatra on boat from Prayagraj to Varanasi.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-launched ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, Priyanaka said only the rich had chowkidars, farmers look after themselves. “Don’t allow anyone to create divides between you. There is no benefit for you in this. These divides will only benefit them,” she said while addressing a rally at Dumduma.

Before beginning her ‘Ganga Yatra,’ she offered prayers on the banks of Sangam – a confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The next two days will see Priyanka in Mirzapur and at the PM’s Constituency Varanasi – her last stop – where she is scheduled to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple and celebrate holy with party workers. The boat ride that will cover nearly 140 km and Priyanka will make pit-stops to interact with people living by the river.