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Rahul asks UP leaders to stay grounded

LUCKNOW: The nation’s mostawaited political debut before Lok Sabha polls performed out with a flourish on the streets of Lucknow on Monday with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra drawing large crowds at the roadshow along side brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party normal secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia. Though Priyanka didn’t talk, her overwhelming presence was sufficient galvanise the masses and permit the grand outdated party to place up its largest display of

power lately in Uttar Pradesh. The magic of the slogan — Indira is back — appeared to have labored, at least for now.

Launching his sister Priyanka in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, additionally set the tone for ‘Mission UP’ via atmosphere a deadline to frontline state leaders to catapult Congress to energy in UP in 2022 and prevent the party from sinking within the state with which it has an umbilical hyperlink.

Rahul additionally had a word of warning and reprimand for the state Congress leadership, when he informed them to return to the grassroots and are available out in their comfort zones.

Assigning a specific duty to Jyotiraditya and Priyanka, he said: “Ye jo top fliers hain, helicopter mein udne wale neta hain, inse kaam nahi chalne wala. Jo gaon, kasbe, sheher mein ladte hain, unko aagey badhaiye aur phir dekhiye Congress kaise khadi hoti hai. (The top fliers are of little use. We want street warring parties and we want to give them duty).” Asking the party leaders to pull up their bootstraps, Rahul said: “UP hume bahut priya hai. UP se hello Congress ne shuruat ki thi, isliye hume UP mein kamzor nahi reh sakte. (UP could be very pricey to us. Congress started its journey from UP and we can't depart it susceptible).

Referring to Priyanka and Jyotiraditya, the dual party heads of east and west UP, he said: “I have sent them to restore the Congress in UP. While they would strive to give a boost to party’s performance in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, they're right here to paintings onerous and make sure Congress paperwork the UP govt in 2022.” Rahul then handed over to Priyanka, a type of the Rafale jet amidst cries from the gang — chowkidar chor hai — and the siblings held it aloft to more cheer.

Later, talking to cadres after the five-hour road display, he said everyone in UP felt the desire for a Congress govt. “UP ka yuva, kisan, dalit, OBC, garib, sab ke sab UP mein pragati ki sarkar chahte hain, Congress ki sarkar chahte hain. Unhone ne sabko check out kar liya hai aur sab fail ho chuke hain. Ab ek hello rasta hai. (UP’s formative years, farmers, deficient, OBC, Dalit everyone needs a central authority that guarantees construction. They want a Congress govt),” he said.

‘Cong will play on front foot, struggle with vigour’

In his brief address all over a visit Lalbagh, Rahul was at his belligerent easiest. He said, Congress was now not a party to play on the back-foot. “There’s gathbadhan in position right here. I have immense admire for Mayawati and Akhilesh, but Congress will struggle with vigour for trade. Priyanka and Jyotiraditya will play an competitive function. We will play on the front foot in all states without hesitation or fear.”

Saying that India was these days embroiled in a struggle of ideology, he said: “On one hand is Congress which talks about brotherhood, love and inclusive culture and on the different is BJP, RSS and Narendra Modi combine that divides folks, spreads hatred and weakens nationwide integrity.”

Rahul said the folk of UP and India have noticed the outcome of Modiraj. “Everyone knows what Modi has given to the folk in 5 years. Youth are difficult solutions on jobs. Farmers are asking why their mortgage cannot be waived, but Modi has no resolution.”

As he paused, the crowds cried out — Chowkidar chor hai. Rahul further said that “Anil Ambani was the one one to take pleasure in the Modi regime.”

Continuing his assault on the Rafale deal, Rahul said, “Two days in the past, a newspaper file said the chowkidaar undertook parallel negotiations and suspended the negotiations done via defence ministry and Indian Air drive. He additionally did away with the clause on corruption to fit his good friend Anil Ambani.”

Rahul additionally mimicked the PM and said, “Earlier, he would flaunt his 56-inch chest when talking from public platforms, but today, he is defensive and says he doesn’t know Anil Ambani. The hollowness has been exposed. Everyone from scholars to farmers and formative years knows that ‘chowkidar chor hai’.”

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