1. UP Elections: Rahul Gandhi praises CM Akhilesh Yadav, says Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance to speed up development

UP Elections: Rahul Gandhi praises CM Akhilesh Yadav, says Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance to speed up development

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed an election rally at Shamli in Uttar Pradesh on Monday and said that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has done good work in the state, but after the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, it will be done in an even better manner.

By: | Updated: February 6, 2017 3:49 PM
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (ANI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (ANI)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed an election rally at Shamli in Uttar Pradesh on Monday and said that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has done good work in the state, but after the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, it will be done in an even better manner.

Samajwadi Party and the Congress came together and formed a grand alliance to fight the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in a move that both parties hope will help them consolidate the Muslim vote, a significant 19 percent of the electorate.

Rahul Gandhi also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and said that the Centre did not do anything for the farmers and that PM has left the farmers to fend for themselves. He also said that that the alliance with SP is a tie-up of two youngsters.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Kanpur, retorted that PM Modi’s ‘SCAM’ barb by stating that a person who is involved in scams sees scam everywhere. While holding a joint rally with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he said, “Modi ji has come up with a new scheme – SCAM. The person who is in involved in scams sees scams everywhere.” Gandhi said replying to Prime Minister Modi’s SCAM remark, Gandhi spelt out the acronym of SCAM, stating that the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance abides by it.

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With the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls barely a week away from commencing, Rahul Gandhi addressed people in Shamli and is scheduled to address election rallies in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh and Mathura today.

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are scheduled to be held from February 11 to March 8 in seven phases. In the previous election in 2012, the Samajwadi Party won a majority and formed a government in the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav.

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