Mirzapur: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him “best actor in the world”. She said that people of the country should have elected Amitabh Bachchan as their PM instead of Narendra Modi.
While addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye. (You should understand that you have elected world’s best actor as your Prime Minister, you should have elected Amitabh Bachchan as your Prime Minister. No one would anyway do anything for you.)"
Earlier in the day, Priyanka held a roadshow for party candidate Lalitesh Tripathi, ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur, on May 19.
Gandhi has lately been launching several attacks on Prime Minister Modi in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. On Wednesday, the Congress leader, while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Salempur said that PM Modi's politics does not consist of development but of "publicity" and "lies".
She told ANI, "A leader should always say the truth to people. Prime Minister Modi is doing politics based on lies and publicity. There is no development. Our Prime Minister is very good with publicity.”