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Congress is not old: Priyanka Gandhi

india Updated: Apr 11, 2009 12:59 IST

Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for likening the Congress party to a 'budhia' (old woman), Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday asked voters in Amethi whether she looked old.

Campaigning for her brother and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in his constituency of Amethi, Priyanka said the Congress is not an old party.

"Kya mein budhi dikhti hoon? (Do I look old to you)," she asked people of Khalidpur village. "Does Sonia Gandhi (Congress president and her mother), Rahul Gandhi or I look old to you," she asked, addressing voters.

Modi has repeatedly been likening the Congress to a "125-year-old budhia" during his election campaigns, as he did in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. He has asked people to vote instead for the 30-year-old "young" BJP.

Priyanka elaborated on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's development works and asked people to vote for the Congress.