Priyanka Gandhi Leads Congress Roadshow in Kerala, Criticizes CM Vijayan and BJP

Priyanka Gandhi slams Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and BJP over corruption allegations, promises fishermen support ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Congress intensifies political battle in crucial southern state.

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Priyanka Gandhi Leads Congress Roadshow in Kerala, Criticizes CM Vijayan and BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Leads Congress Roadshow in Kerala, Criticizes CM Vijayan and BJP

Priyanka Gandhi, the AICC General Secretary and sister of Rahul Gandhi, led a Congress roadshow with Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. During the event, Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at both the ruling CPI(M) and the opposition BJP in the state.

Gandhi accused Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of consistently targeting her brother Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party while overlooking the BJP. She highlighted allegations of corruption against the CM and criticized the BJP for not taking action against him. "Pinarayi Vijayan's name has surfaced in several scams, including the 'Life Mission' and gold smuggling cases, but the BJP-led Central government has not taken any action against him," Gandhi claimed.

The Congress leader also pointed out the controversial circumstances surrounding the Kerala BJP President during elections, alleging that despite being found with large sums of money, no actions were taken against him. Gandhi further highlighted the plight of Kerala's citizens, citing soaring fuel prices, inadequate support for farmers, and the struggles faced by fishermen.

During the roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi made several promises, including an insurance scheme for fishermen and fishing boats. She emphasized the importance of the upcoming election in preserving the country's democracy, constitution, and rights, urging the people to vote for the Congress party, which she said is fighting for the people's issues and against greed and the misuse of power.

Why this matters: The Congress party's roadshow and Priyanka Gandhi's strong criticism of both the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP in Kerala highlight the intensifying political battle ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The allegations of corruption and the promise of support for the fishing community underscore the key issues that are likely to shape the electoral landscape in the state.

The tussle between the Congress and the CPI(M) in Kerala has intensified, with both parties engaging in a war of words. Rahul Gandhi had earlier questioned why Vijayan was not being questioned or taken into custody, while Vijayan hit back, citing the Emergency during Indira Gandhi's rule. As the election campaign gains momentum, the political parties are expected to ramp up their efforts to win the support of the electorate in this crucial southern state.

Key Takeaways

  • Priyanka Gandhi led a Congress roadshow in Kerala, criticizing CPI(M) and BJP
  • Accused Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan of corruption, but BJP not taking action
  • Highlighted BJP Kerala President's controversial circumstances during elections
  • Promised insurance scheme for fishermen, emphasized preserving democracy
  • Intensifying political battle ahead of Lok Sabha elections in Kerala