Hathras, Ghaziabad, February 8: With escalating political fever in poll-bound UP, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at Ghaziabad rally vowed “made in Uttar Pradesh” as his poll promise today.
Rahul said “I want to see the day when Barack Obama saheb uses bedsheets which are ‘Made in UP.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed a rally in Ghaziabad.
Earlier in the day Rahul addressed a public rally in Hathras. He lashed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for running a demonetisation drive against poor. He said when he met PM and asked for waiving off farmers’ loan, Modi did not respond. But during noteban when poors were standing in the queues outside the banks, he waived off fat loans of rich people.
Note ban was against poor as none of the rich people stood ever in the bank, ATM queues, alleged Rahul.
Yesterday in Meerut, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav in a joint rally had claimed that the “SP-Congress storm” would sweep BJP and BSP from Uttar Pradesh. They said it would “finish” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is “trying to bring Company Raj” in India.
Just two days are left for political campaigning to woo voters in UP for phase 1. A spree of rallies would be held today.
Rahul Gandhi held four election rallies in UP today-Hathras, Bulandshahr, Hapur and Ghaziabad.
In a separate rally, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav promised development and employment in his rallies. Akhilesh Yadav also promised pensions to the women in poor families.
Taking on to Prime Minister, Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe on SCAM and said again, “Money is not black or white. Corrupt is the way in which we do dealings.”
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav held rallies at Nagina, Bijnor, Dhampur, Nurpur, Thakurdwara and Rampur.
The first phase of polling in the state is on February 11 Saturday in the districts of Agra, Aligarh, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Etah, Firozabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Hathras, Kasganj, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli. The state will elect its next legislative assembly in seven phases between February 11 and March 8.