Priyanka Gandhi: Amitabh Bachchan would have been better pick for PM

Published: May 17, 2019, 14:31 IST | mid-day online desk

Addressing the gathering, Priyanka told people that it would have been great if you had chosen veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan as the Prime Minister.

Priyanka Gandhi: Amitabh Bachchan would have been better pick for PM
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses the crowd during her election campaign roadshow for the party candidate Lalitesh Tripathi, ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur. Pic/PTI

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him "sabse bada abhineta" (greatest actor) at a roadshow in Mirzapur parliamentary constituency on Friday.

Addressing the massive gathering, Priyanka told people that it would have been great if you had chosen veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan as the Prime Minister. "You have chosen the greatest actor as Prime Minister. It would have been better if you had made Amitabh Bachchan as Prime Minister, anyhow they will not do anything for you," she said candidly.

Priyanka was campaigning for Congress leader from the constituency, Lalitesh Pati Tripathi for whom she held a roadshow in Mirzapur to show the strength of the party before campaigning ends for the last leg of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls this evening.

Perched atop an open vehicle decorated with marigold flowers, Priyanka and Tripathi waved at the cheering crowd amid slogans like 'chowkidaar chor hai'. The Congress banners adorned the road.

Attacking Modi and his policies, Priyanka during her roadshow said, "Youth are unemployed. Farmers are suffering. So far, 12, 000 farmers have committed suicide. I believe he is not a leader but an actor."

People jostled to get a glimpse of Priyanka and many showered rose petals on her vehicle as soon as she passed by. Priyanka was seen waving and smiling to the cheering crowd under the scorching heat.

Congress' Tripathi is fielded against SP-BSP candidate Ram Charita. Thirteen parliamentary constituencies of the state will go to polls on May 19 in the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The results will be announced on May 23.

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