Targeting the BJP over the recently-held panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh that noticed widespread violence and allegations of rigging, Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began her two-day go to to the state with a silent protest in entrance of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in Lucknow.
The social gathering’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge arrived on the Lucknow Airport within the afternoon to an enormous reception by social gathering employees and led a procession by way of the primary roads of the state capital to the Hazratganj GPO Park Gandhi statue and garlanded it.
After that, she sat on a silent protest earlier than the statue in opposition to the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP authorities within the state. She was joined by her social gathering leaders together with state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu.
“So many died of Covid. Yet you conducted the panchayat polls because you thought the results will be in your favour. But they weren’t. So now you are terrorising candidates of block panchayat elections, tearing their nomination papers, scaring them,” she stated later.
Priyanka Gandhi’s go to to the state comes because it prepares for the meeting elections early subsequent 12 months. She faces an uphill process of reviving the social gathering within the politically essential state the place the Congress was worn out within the 2017 polls, swept by the BJP.
Ashok Singh, the Convenor of Media and Communication Department of Uttar Pradesh Congress, stated she’s going to maintain a gathering with the state government, office-bearers and district and metropolis unit presidents on Friday on the Congress officer.
After that, she may also meet with varied farmer organisations.
Priyanka Gandhi may also meet the block Congress presidents of Amethi and Rae Bareli on Saturday, the second day of her tour, and maintain a gathering with the office-bearers of the ”Berozgar Manch”, a physique representing the unemployed.
She may also maintain a gathering with former MPs, ex-MLAs, former district and metropolis presidents and former heads of frontal organisations and departments and members of zila panchayats and block heads.
She is scheduled to return to Delhi Saturday night, Mr Singh added.
(With inputs from PTI)