Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi flagged off their election campaign in Uttar Pradesh with a three-day bus yatra on Saturday, that will cover a distance of 600 kilo metres, and halt at several places en route Kanpur.
Prominent Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sheila Dikshit and Raj Babbar will undertake the travel, addressing several public meetings and interacting with party workers.
The Congress Party’s theme for the campaign is “27 saal UP behaal”. Through this yatra, Congress aims to highlight failures of Samajwadi Party government and other successive governments in the past 27 years in Uttar Pradesh.
The 3-day yatra will cover four districts and halt at Moradabad on day one. On day 2, it will cover Bareilly and Rampur, whereas on day 3, it will cover Hardoi, Kannauj and Kanpur.
“Through this yatra we will take to the people, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s message of unity. Unlike other parties we do not want to divide the voters in the name of religion and community,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said. “It has been 27 years since Congress has been out of power and during this period, BJP, BSP and SP ruled the state and divided the people in the name of community and religion. But we will try to unite everybody and form a government which will not give preference to any particular community,” said Azad.
(With quotes from PTI)