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UP election 2017: Priyanka attacks PM Modi in Rae Bareli

SNS | New Delhi |

Joining a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with her brother Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday slammed Modi over his ‘outsider’ remarks.

“PM Modi said that UP adopted me. UP doesn't need any outsider. Every youth in the state has the capability to become a leader,” Priyanka said while addressing a rally in Rae Bareli.

 “PM Modi says he is against women persecution, but still makes women stand in queues,” she further added.

After weeks of delaying and cancellations, Priyanka campaigned with her brother for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Rae Bareli, a parliamentary seat held by mother Sonia Gandhi. The party workers have long been demanding Priyanka to campaign, however she restricted her campaigning to Amethi and Rae Bareli.

Priyanka is among the 40 'star campaigners' that the party has listed for the polls.

Working as a silent spectator and carrying out backend work, Priyanka is said to be one of the key negotiators with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav when the alliance talks were underway.

The Samajwadi Party sealed its alliance with the Congress on January 22 after days of negotiation. The Congress party was allotted 105 seats out of 403 seats.

Rae Bareli is set to go for polling on February 23 in the fourth phase of the seven-phase UP election and Amethi on February 27 in the fifth phase.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally on February 20.

The Gandhi siblings who jointly campaigned in the previous elections were last seen campaigning together during the 2014 Lok Sabha election in Amethi, a seat which Rahul won.