With just 48 hours left for the first round of polling, Indian National Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi who has been assigned a responsibility to revive the party in UP had on Tuesday held a roadshow in UP West.
Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday held two roadshows each in Saharanpur and Bijnor. The newly inducted Gandhi arrived in Bijnor at 11:45 am and started her roadshow to galvanize support for her party’s candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.
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The Congress workers during the Roadshow raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government at the Centre and in the state. Apart from Bijnor, Priyanka Gandhi later in the day held a rally in support of Saharanpur Candidate Imran Masood.
Both the parliamentary seats of Bijnor and Saharanpur will go to polls on April 11.
Party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia was also present with her in the Roadshow. Earlier both Scindia and Priyanka along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi was slated to address rallies on Monday but was cancelled because of bad weather.
Priyanka Gandhi who has been appointed as party General Secretary is currently busy in reviving her party to take on SP–BSP Alliance and BJP in the upcoming National Elections. Congress has taken many small allies including Apna Dal faction, Mahan Dal and other along with it in its mission UP.
Congress in the state along with its allies is contesting on 73 seats and has left seven seats fo Mahagathbandhan of BSP-SP-RLD.
In 2014 General Elections, BJP led NDA banking on heavy Modi wave bagged 73 seats, while Congress manage to save its two bastions – Amethi and Rae Bareli. Samajwadi Party only secured 5 seats with its Founder Mulayam Singh Yadav contesting from two seats. Mayawati led BSP could not open its account.
General Elections are slated to begin from April 11 and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Election Commission had on March 10 declared schedule for General Elections 2019.
Polls in 80 Lok Sabha seats of the state will spread on all seven phases. Most of the Lok Sabha Seats from the Awadh region will go to polls on April 29, the fourth round of polling.
While eights seats – Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Bijnor, Kairana, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar will poll on April 11, the Phase-I of voting.
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