Her controversial comments during an informal session with BJP party workers drew sharp reactions and criticism from Opposition parties. The Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party plans to write to Parliament against Anandiben
for allegedly misusing her constitutional post to gain votes.
“Go to every village. Sit with poor kids, take them in your lap, be affectionate towards them, adopt them and fulfil their needs if you want to get votes. You don’t get votes just like that,” she was quoted as having said in a The Times of India report.
In the video, Anandiben Patel is seen telling officers around her that they might not need any political incentives to work for children, but she sure does need them.