Rahul's politics not aimed at becoming PM: Priyanka in UP
She was replying to a question on whether the time has come for Rahul to become prime minister, a demand that is frequently made by sections within the Congress.
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Image: Priyanka Gandhi attends an election campaign rally at Amethi
'Rahul more concerned about his work than reputation'
"It his work that matters. He is not concerned about his reputation. Only cowards don't lead from the front," she said.Priyanka said that before the 2007 Assembly elections Rahul had explained to her that though the Congress was not organisationally strong in Uttar Pradesh. He wanted to get involved as his concern was building up the party and work for the welfare of the state.
She asserted that Rahul was not working for a reputation but for change."As I understand it, the mandate my brother is trying to set is for development of the state," said Priyanka, who is campaigning for the UP assembly polls.
Image: Priyanka Gandhi waves to supporters of the party after her address at an election campaign rally at Amethi
'Rahul has brought big change in youth Congress'
She maintained that this step would impact politics and the political parties in the country. However, she did not rule out Rahul holding any post, saying if his work requires him to do so, he will.
Image: Priyanka Gandhi shakes hands with a supporter of the party during an election campaign rally at Amethi
'Corruption, lack of law and order in UP for last 22 years'
She alleged that there has been corruption and lack of law and order in UP for the last 22 years."Work of the people is not done. People are fed up," she said. Priyanka also rubbished charges that Rahul's politics was not about development. "The mandate my brother is trying to set is for and not against development. The state has been lagging behind other states. Our agenda is for development. It is above politics of caste and religion. Opportunistic and corrupt politics should not prevail," Priyanka said.
Priyanka insisted that Rahul is working for bringing about a change in politics.
Image: Priyanka Gandhi waves to her supporters
'Sad about attacks on Chidambaram in 2G case'
"I feel sad on how much time is wasted on not allowing the government to function," she said, adding that this takes away precious time.
Image: Priyanka Gandhi addresses an election meeting in Musafarkhana, Ameth
'Electorates should decide if they want govt which works for them'
"She said the forthcoming polls in the district on February 19 were important as people do not have to think about their area alone, but also about the state and the country."You (people) create leaders, you form the government. A leader, who does not have feeling of service towards people and who thinks that power is a chance of self promotion, only you people can teach him a lesson," Priyanka said.
She that responsibility of being rejected by public representatives was the responsibility of the people and they should turn indifferent towards politics, which rejects the masses.
Image: Supporters of the Congress wave towards Priyanka Gandhi during an election rally in Amethi