As the battle of Uttar Pradesh polls begin and no party wants to leave any stone unturned to grab the state which had its own historic records, In a wake to hold its position, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is all set to direct hit the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with her roadshow in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Gandhi will kick start her visit with offering prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
The Congress has lined up a mega roadshow in which UP Congress president Raj Babbar and senior leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad and Salman Khurshid will take part, said the party’s chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit on Monday.
The roadshow will begin from Kachahari at noon after party leaders garland the statue of BR Ambedkar and will cover a distance of around eight kilometers in three hours.
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Maintaining that the roadshow is a part of the party’s ’27 saal, UP Behaal’ campaign, Dikshit launched an attack on the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in the state for the recent Bulandshahr gang-rape incident.
“Law and order in the state under the SP has worsened and the recent incident of Bulandshahr was highly condemnable,” she said, adding that the Congress wants to rid the state of “SP, BSP and BJP misrule of the last 27 years” and put it on the path towards development.
However, Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar claimed the party was confident of forming the government in the state in 2017.
Defending Dikshit’s selection as the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, he attacked the BJP saying, “The Congress gives respect to its elder members, unlike another party that sidelines them.”