Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who made her debut speech on Tuesday in Gandhinagar after becoming a party general secretary, also made her first tweets hours later.
The tweets related to her first visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram.
“In the simple dignity of Sabarmati, the truth lives on,” she said.
She also tweeted words of Mahatma Gandhi along with a picture of some of his belongings including his charkha (spinning wheel).
“‘I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent’ Mahatma Gandhi,” she said in another tweet.
Priyanka, in her speech at the rally after a meeting of Congress Working Committee in Ahmedabad, had said she had come to Gujarat and to the Sabarmati Ashram for the first time and sought to touch an emotional chord with the audience as she narrated how the visit to the Ashram had reminded her of the freedom fighters.
She added that the Modi government did not fulfill its promises of providing jobs to crores of people in the country.
“Your awareness is a weapon, your vote is a weapon. You have to think before you vote. A lot of trivial issues will be brought up this election,” Priyanka said to a cheering crowd.
The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “cynically exploiting national security to hide his colossal failures” and resolved at its CWC meet to defeat the “RSS and BJP’s ideology of fascism, hatred and divisiveness”, saying it would not let Modi divert the country from real issues in the guise of nationalism.
The meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body held in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat for the first time in 60 years, was attended by top party leaders including President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and newly appointed General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi among others.