'People misled in name of caste, religion'

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said the sentiments of people are being misused for political gains and they are being misled in the name of religion and caste.
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Mahila Samridhi Sammelan
Priyanka was addressing the 'Mahila Samridhi Sammelan' organised by the Bhupesh Baghel government in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.
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Modi's friends making ₹16,000 crore a day: Priyanka
She said PM Narendra Modi was mum on unemployment and price rise even as his "industrialist friends" were making ₹1,600 crore per day.
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Lessons learnt from father
Priyanka shared a childhood experience of her visiting her father and then PM Rajiv Gandhi’s constituency with him.
“A woman started shouting at my father complaining about the poor condition of roads. My father answered her and when I asked him if he felt bad (about the attitude of the woman), he said no. He said it was the duty of the woman to ask and his to answer," Priyanka said.
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Struggle for basic needs
She said 40 years later, people are still struggling for basic needs, but have stopped questioning the government.
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'Where are your priorities?'
Priyanka demanded to know why ₹27,000 crore was spent on the Yashobhoomi (international convention centre), and ₹20,000 crore on the new Parliament building when the roads are in bad condition and people are grappling with unemployment and price rise.
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