Rajasthan Assembly Polls: 'People across country suffering...', says Priyanka Gandhi

Rajasthan is set to undergo voting in this polling season including Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra expressed concern over the rising inflation and said that the economic strain has become so certain, that women are concerned about managing their expenses during the festive season. Priyanka is campaigning in Rajasthan ahead of the November 25 assembly elections in the state.

Priyanka Gandhi recalled her visit to Madhya Pradesh during her campaign in Rajasthan's Sagwara, "Women in Madhya Pradesh shared their worries about festival-related expenditures. They highlighted the challenges of cooking, hosting guests, purchasing household items, lighting diyas, fulfilling children's requests for firecrackers, and buying new clothes."

'Mehangai Rahat' camps 

Furthermore, the senior Congress leader mentioned the initiative of 'Mehangai Rahat' camps to assist people in coping with rising prices in the state. She said, "The entire country is fed up with inflation. You must have seen that during Dhanteras when you had to buy something for your household, inflation has risen to such an extent. If the states had not started 'Mehangai Rahat' camps, how could you have managed? The situation is such that since the Centre is not controlling inflation, the states are running inflation camps to help you." 

Priyanka accuses BJP of privatization

The Congress leader went on to accuse the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of undermining and privatizing major factories which has led to a decline in employment opportunities, compelling people to seek jobs in the private sector.

Priyanka said, "The Bharatiya Janata Party has weakened all big factories and PSUs and slowly given them to its friends and industrialists. They were a source of employment. Today everyone is seeking employment in the private sector."

'Congress wants people to get employment in their villages' says Priyanka

Speaking about the efforts of the Congress government to provide employment opportunities in the rural sector, Priyanka said, "The Congress government wants people to get employment in their villages. This leads to strengthening the village's economy."

On farmers' distress, the senior Congress leader said, "Today, farmers are suffering. Inflation is high, GST is applicable on all items, prices of petrol, diesel are high, GST is applicable on tractors as well."

Voting concludes in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh 

Rajasthan is set to undergo voting in this polling season including Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. The voting was completed in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Friday. Earlier, the first phase of Chhattisgarh and Mizoram polls took place on November 7.