Congress will go alone in UP elections, will contest on all 403 seats: Priyanka

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Bulandshahr (UP), November 14

Party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said that the Congress will contest all 403 seats in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections on its own and emerge victorious in the electoral battle.

Denying an alliance with any political party, he said leaders of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (SP) were nowhere to be seen in the 2017 Unnao rape case and Hathras gang rape and murder case. 2020 shook the nation, saying that only Congress was fighting for the people.

Addressing the party cadre at the Pratigya Sammelan – Lakshya 2022 at Anupshahr here, the Congress general secretary stressed on the importance of Uttar Pradesh elections for the party, calling it a “do or die” situation.

Emphasizing that the electoral contest can be won only by strengthening the party at the booth level, he called upon the Congress workers to strengthen the booth committees.

Priyanka Gandhi asked Congress workers to be active on social media and post all the activities of the party on various social networking platforms.

Taking a jibe at the ruling BJP, he said the saffron party has no respect for the freedom movement as its leaders did not shed blood and sweat for the country’s independence, adding that only leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Huh. And BR Ambedkar had envisioned independence for the country.

Priyanka Gandhi said that Congress has not only developed but also promoted brotherhood and harmony.

Hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Center over rising fuel prices, he said the Congress ensured for 70 years that fuel prices did not rise above Rs 70 per litre. However, in the last seven years, the BJP government has let down the guard, which has allowed prices to go above Rs 100 a litre. PTI