Priyanka should campaign all over India, says Congress leader

Priyanka should campaign all over India, says Congress leader

All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) president Shobha Ojha said here today that it is the wish of all Congressmen that Priyanka Gandhi should campaign for the party in the entire country.

"It is a wish of all Congressmen," Shobha told reporters when asked whether AIMC wants Priyanka to campaign in the entire country instead of confining herself to the family pocket borough of Amethi and Rai Bareli. "However, any final decision on the issue will be entirely her own," Shobha added.

Answering a query, Shobha said that only the Congress has given 15 per cent tickets to women for Lok Sabha polls which comes to 55 seats, adding that the Congress is way ahead of other parties when it comes to empowering women.

She also trashed a recent poll survey that put the BJP way ahead of Congress and recalled that such survey reports came up in 2004 and 2009 as well. "Everybody knows the fate of the India Shining campaign," she said.

Criticising the BJP for not releasing its manifesto so far, Shobha said that the entire BJP has now become a "Modi Party" and he had no time to release the party's important document or to tell people about his party's vision.

"Now the BJP is talking about releasing its manifesto on April 7, the day when the first-phase of polling will be held in various constituencies in a number of constituencies, which means that the BJP has nothing to offer them," she said.

She also said that the recent sting operation on the Babri Masjid demolition case has exposed top BJP leaders, clearly proving that it was a well planned conspiracy.

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