21 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Priyanka Made These Promises To Woo Voters In Scindia's Citadel

Gwalior: Ahead of upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today said  that in case of formation of Congress government in the state, old pension will be implemented and gas cylinder will be given for Rs.500.

Priyanka was addressing the 'Jan Aakrosh Rally' organized by the Congress in Gwalior, considered the citadel of BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. During this, former Chief Ministers of the state Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Dr. Govind Singh were also present.


'Cong fulfills election promises'

She said that wherever the Congress governments have been formed, the promises made before the elections are guaranteed to be fulfilled there. She also cited the examples of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.  

Priyanka said that the old pension scheme will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh as well. One and a half thousand rupees will be deposited in the account of women every month. The gas cylinder will be given for Rs 500. Electricity will be given free up to 100 units and after that the electricity bill will be halved for 200 units. The farmer loan waiver scheme started in the year 2018 will also be completed.


Hike pension of Divyang after your govt is formed: Priyanka to Nath

Addressing Kamal Nath present on the stage, she said that while coming to Gwalior, she found some Divyang people. The Divyang told her that they get only Rs.600 as pension. She told Kamal Nath that when your (Kamal Nath's) government is formed in the state, the pension of the Divyang should also be increased.

In the context of Madhya Pradesh, she mentioned the patwari scam, Sidhi incident, the fact that the Kamal Nath dispensation was brought down by subterfuge and said that even Mahakal Lok fell victim to corruption.

'They remember various schemes just before elections'

Priyanka also put the government in the dock regarding various welfare schemes of the state government. She said that those who were running the government in the state for the last 18 years, why did they remember various schemes just before the elections.

'Back-breaking price rise is the titanic issue'

Speaking in a conversational manner and occasionally sporting reading glasses during her address, Priyanka said, “The back-breaking price rise is the titanic issue and it’s not merely about foodstuff – tomatoes are selling for Rs 150 per kg. Repairing your dwellings is expensive, children’s fees are exorbitant and there is no money even to purchase medicine. I simply do not comprehend as to how you manage. My sisters, cooking oil and gas are so dear that I wonder how you wake up and face the next day?" 

Priyanka said further, "A certain business magnate raked in Rs 1,600 crore within a day whereas the cultivator does not even earn Rs 27. I think it is proper that in every election, leaders visiting each locality or village are made to answer for inflation and unemployment.”

Said this about Agniveer Yojana

Turning her gun on the Agniveer Yojana, she said that the Army is a source of livelihood for many and underlined the fact that Gwalior division produces numerous gallant personnel.

“I interacted with some youngsters from Haryana who said that youths are quitting in the training phase itself as they wonder why they should undergo such hardship if they shall be rendered jobless just four years later. The agrarian sector also would not serve as a panacea,” Mrs Priyanka observed. 

Offered floral tributes at samadhi of Rani Lakshmiba


Earlier, Mrs Priyanka offered floral tributes at the samadhi of Rani Lakshmibai. The visiting leader was flanked by Mr Nath and Dr Singh. She performed parikrama (circumambulation) of the memorial prior to departing for the venue of the rally.


In June, Mrs Priyanka performed Narmada aarti at Jabalpur and addressed a public meeting in that city, which is the largest in Mahakoshal region.


Of the 230 Assembly seats in election-bound Madhya Pradesh, 34 are occupied by representatives from Gwalior and Chambal divisions.

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