Rebel Congress MLA from Raebareli Aditi Singh has lambasted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for engaging in vendetta politics amidst a global pandemic. Terming Priyanka Vadra’s contentious claims as a ‘cruel joke’ on the migrants, Aditi Singh said most of the buses that were supposed to be sent for the migrant laborers were small and in dilapidated conditions and therefore making such frivolous statements was totally uncalled for, given the global crisis we are in.
In a series of tweets, the MLA came down heavily on the Indira Gandhi lookalike. “What is the need for such low level of politics at the time of a disaster. A list of one 1,000 buses was sent and more than half of the registration numbers were fake, 297 were junk buses, 98 were autorickshaws, and vehicles like ambulance, 68 vehicles were without any papers. What cruel joke is this?” she tweeted.
कोटा में जब UP के हजारों बच्चे फंसे थे तब कहां थीं ये तथाकथित बसें, तब कांग्रेस सरकार इन बच्चों को घर तक तो छोड़िए,बार्डर तक ना छोड़ पाई,तब श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने रातों रात बसें लगाकर इन बच्चों को घर पहुंचाया, खुद राजस्थान के सीएम ने भी इसकी तारीफ की थी।
— Aditi Singh (@AditiSinghINC) May 20, 2020
Aditi further tore into Priyanka’s highly blasphemous claims by questioning, “If there were buses then why did you not send them to Rajasthan, Punjab, and Maharashtra?”
While there is a swarm of bootlickers in Congress and a dearth of sane voices, Aditi has time and again stood out as the latter. When the article 370 was abrogated in Jammu & Kashmir last year, Aditi had said she was in absolute support of the decision to scrap special status that was given to Jammu and Kashmir.
Aditi Singh, Congress MLA from Raebareli Sadar on #Article370revoked: I'm in absolute support of the decision taken. It will help in integrating J&K into the mainstream. It's a historic decision. It should not be politicised. As an MLA, in my capacity, I welcome this decision. pic.twitter.com/TZI5VQcrGH
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 6, 2019
Essentially, it runs in the Congress clan—the superhuman ability to embarrass oneself and the party, all in one single stroke.
It started with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra beating her own trumpet to garner political points by shooting a letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath saying she has 1000 buses waiting in the wings to ferry the migrant workers home.
आदरणीय मुख्यमंत्री जी, मैं आपसे निवेदन कर रही हूँ, ये राजनीति का वक्त नहीं है। हमारी बसें बॉर्डर पर खड़ी हैं। हजारों श्रमिक, प्रवासी भाई बहन बिना खाये पिये, पैदल दुनिया भर की मुसीबतों को उठाते हुए अपने घरों की ओर चल रहे हैं। हमें इनकी मदद करने दीजिए। हमारी बसों को परमीशन दीजिए। pic.twitter.com/K2ldjDaSRd
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 17, 2020
However when Yogi called out Mrs. Vadra’s bluff by accepting her proposal. Congress was left running from pillar to post—scurrying around to secure the one thousand buses.
Q 1. जब आपके पास 1000 बसें थीं, तो राजस्थान और महाराष्ट्र से ट्रकों में भरकर हमारे साथियों को उत्तर प्रदेश, बिहार, झारखंड व बंगाल क्यों भेज रहे हैं?
— Yogi Adityanath Office (@myogioffice) May 18, 2020
After many attempts, the partial list of ‘buses’ that was sent to the Yogi administration by Priyanka, in fact, contained registration numbers of scooters, private vehicles, auto-rickshaws, and blacklisted buses.
“In the preliminary checking of the numbers, it has been found that the numbers mentioned in the list as that of buses are actually of scooters, three-wheelers and goods carriers,” state minister Sidharth Nath Singh had said.
Priyanka Gandhi gave list of 3 wheeler Auto to UP Govt.
Usko laga list de dete hai, kaun check karega 😅😉 pic.twitter.com/SCPz1MDJUE
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) May 19, 2020
— BJP Uttar Pradesh (@BJP4UP) May 19, 2020
At a time when the nation faces an unprecedented crisis, abhorrent Congress and Priyanka Vadra tried to seize the opportunity to portray herself, and her party, as the messiah of those facing the brunt of a nationwide lockdown.
However, the hollow maneuver has boomeranged badly and the party is running around to save its face. The incident gives a cold-reminder that for Congress even one of the biggest crises mankind has ever faced in its history cannot stop it from indulging in petty politics.
Walking in the footsteps of her brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra is losing whatever little credibility she had left.