'Mere pas bahne hain', Priyanka Gandhi quotes iconic 'Deewar' dialogue to counter critics in UP
"Toh main keh rahin hun, mere paas behen hai (I have sisters)," Priyanka Gandhi said in an apparent reference to women in Uttar Pradesh
Congress General Secretary In-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in a video interview to News 18 said that sisters of the state will bring change in UP politics. And she said that with a difference.
She quoted from the famous Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster 'Deewar', in which Amitabh's character taunts his brother that he has all the comforts of life, what does he have? To this the brother (Shashi Kapoor) replies with a pride "Mere paas Maa hai". Referring to the dialogue Priyanka wittily said, "I have sisters who will bring change in politics."
"Toh main keh rahin hun, mere paas behen hai (I have sister)," Priyanka said in an apparent reference to women in Uttar Pradesh. "I have sisters ....sisters will bring change in politics. #ladki hoon lad sakti hoon," her tweet in Hindi read.
She posted the short clip of this video on her Twitter handle:
She said that Congress doesn't believe in politics of caste and religion and has targeted the fairer gender in her campaign and has promised 40 per cent ticket for the women.
On Tuesday, Priyanka had said the prime minister's programme in Prayagraj on women empowerment showed that Modi had bowed before them and that the unity of the sisters will usher in a revolution.
Priyanka, who is also the Congress in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, had earlier released the party's election manifesto for women titled 'Shakti Vidhan'.
The Congress general secretary has been focusing on women power and the party is organising Marathon of girls with the slogan -- 'Ladki hoon lad sakti hoon'.
In her interaction with women, encouraging them to be self-dependent Priyanka Gandhi recently quoted a poem in Hindi: "Suno Draupadi, shastra utha lo. Ab Govind na aayenge. Kab tak aas lagaogi tum, bike hue akhbaron se. Kaisi Raksha maang rahi ho, Dushasan ke darbaron se. (Listen Draupadi, take up arms as Lord Krishna will not come for rescue. How long will you wait for justice from newspapers that are already sold. What kind of protection are you seeking from Dushasan's court)," she said.
She said that this time, the talk of giving 40 per cent tickets to women in Assembly elections is just a beginning.
"I want half the population of women to contest 50 per cent seats in the 2024 elections. The mobile phone will help in your safety and the scooty will help you in your studies. Travel will be free for women in the government buses and 40 per cent provision already exists for women in government posts," she said.
The programme that focused on the 'Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon' slogan, saw women from all strata of society -- mainly low-income groups -- listening attentively to the Congress leader's speeches for women empowerment.
With agencies inputs