Priyanka Gandhi: Narendra Modi is a leader who wants power for himself

Politics is seen with a sense of service, but few leaders in the country do not think about that, Priyanka said.

By: Press Trust of India | Amethi | Published:May 2, 2014 2:41 pm

In a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Friday said there is a leader in the country who wants power for himself and makes repeated demands to strengthen him.

Campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Amethi, she also alleged that books with baseless material written about her family were being dumped a night before at places where her public meetings were scheduled.

Holding that the level of election campaign in the country has stooped down to a very low level, she said, “Politics is seen with a sense of service, but few leaders in the country do not think about that.”

However, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s politics was not that to demand, but that of a sense of service, she said.

“He wants to give you strength. He also wants to give you power. There is a leader in the country, who wants power for himself. He keeps on demanding to strengthen him…,” she said, targeting Modi.

“My father had a visionary political thinking and Rahul has learned from him. The parameter and strategy of Amethi’s development was prepared by Rajiv Gandhi 35 years ago, this is the reason barren land is not visible here,” she said.

Priyanka said that books containing false accusations against her family have been found at places where her public meetings have been scheduled.

“I have come to know that at places where my public meetings are scheduled some books are thrown a night before in which dirty and false things are written about my family. Those indulging in such activities are cowards,” she said at Shahgarh Shaheed Chowk in Gauriganj Assembly area.

“If they have to say something, they should come in front of me and talk. Indulging in such activities at midnight is not justified,” she said.

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    aspark
    May 3, 2014 at 12:31 am
    you are right. Modi wants &deserves absolute power. Is Rahul Sick. He is not to be seen in AMETHI.
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      Ashok Raut
      May 2, 2014 at 9:32 am
      Yes and whats wrong. If you don't have power how will you empower. As simple as that. He is fighting for power so that he can set the things right.
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        Binay Sethu
        May 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm
        Modi wants power for himself as opposed to manmohan who wanted it for her family
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          Dharam pal
          May 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm
          But tell us Priyanka who of your family including the elders did not want power for themselves. They said they want power for the uplift of countrymen so says Modi . Fake talk placing one over the other does not help. Modi says I can do better so if you can counter him on that.
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            Leo Frank
            May 2, 2014 at 10:23 am
            Poor Priyanka has nothing else than the familial dynastic rant to offer to voters of Amethi & Rae Bareily. Even God seems unable to help her this time!
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              Gangu true
              May 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm
              Which world are you living in? Today's Politics is definitely for earning money and self agit. Modiji is the only politician who has a mother who took auto rickshaw to voting booth. His nearest family lives not in the government palace but in dusty Vadnagar with common folk. Tell your husband to scarifice his ill gotten land earnings and return the profits earned and the land. What he has done is a legally valid fraud. But we the potion are not stupid. AFter your husband does that then you can pontificate and lecture who likes power. Justice begins home so says bible.
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                Raj Kothari
                May 3, 2014 at 4:30 am
                Priyanka is a mentally ed person. Just watch how she smiles even talking serious subject.
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                  paamela
                  May 2, 2014 at 11:53 am
                  What does your family and Vadra want, absolute power ! Modi will at least help the people of India where as you will not help any mango people but yourself and your already corrupt family
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                    Rajendra Kumar
                    May 6, 2014 at 11:38 am
                    Priyanka's ancestors and family members from Nehru down to her brother are known for their hunger for power and snobbish claim to the office of Prime Minister.
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                      Ravi
                      May 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm
                      Narendra Modi wants power for himself - as opposed to the Congress party that wants power for the family; the hi family.
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                        Sankar
                        May 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm
                        Modi wants power to the PM to have a strong government. He is the PM candidate of BJP and how can she blabber that he wants power for himself.
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                          sadda
                          May 2, 2014 at 10:05 am
                          Look in the mirror. That is all it takes for an honest appraisal.
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                            speedy
                            May 2, 2014 at 9:41 am
                            priyankaji you are right when you say that my father was a visionary and my brother learnt from him. perhaps, both together must have represented amethi for almost 35 years, today the infrastructure of amethi is comparable to mursan, tappal, raya, etc. you may not know these places because you only know two places in UP, i.e. amethi and rae bareli, but these are small towns in UP. situation is pathetic with respect to road conditions, electricity situation, drinking water and sanitation, healthcare, etc. can these two consuencies be called as VIP consuencies who were responsible for votng on prime minister and prime minister in waiting. it is a pity, that you ignore this aspect. may i suggest that you go and visit the consuency of modi from where he was elected to Gujarat vidhan sabha.
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                              Citizen
                              May 2, 2014 at 11:14 am
                              Yes he is leader not a reader and zeehujur like some others and is capable of guiding the nation on the right path not on SCAMS. Jaihind
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                                Vijay
                                May 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm
                                Yaa, he do not want to become PM and give power to Madamji. He is not like MMS.
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                                  yagabh
                                  May 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm
                                  When I see Priyanka or Rahul or Sonia speaking, in the back of my mind, the thought keeps coming that three uneducated s are speaking. The w hi family, RSVP , does not have any educational qualification. All are X-th or XII-th p only, which is a qualification now a days required to become a 'chawkidar' in a school. They are dreaming to run the country. Only God knows what will happen!!!!
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