Empowered by the positive reaction that Congress president Sonia Gandhi got in Varanasi amid her late street show there, the Congress declared on Wednesday two more yatras to cover the survey bound Uttar Pradesh, beginning August 21 and finishing up on October 9.
In front of one year from now's Assembly surveys, two processions of senior pioneers would cover 66 areas, 33 every, Congress general Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday, even as the gathering is putting its best foot forward to stay important in a State where it lost force 27 years prior. In the last Assembly decisions in 2012, the Congress won a negligible 28 out of the aggregate 403 seats. By and by, Mr. Azad, flanked by the gathering's CM contender for the state Sheila Dikshit, PCC President Raj Babbar and other senior state pioneers, told writers, "We are battling the races to win it, not simply to build our count."
Hammering the BJP, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, he said that these gatherings had "demolished" the State in the most recent 27 years with their legislative issues of position and religion. They had left the general population behaal — defenseless — with no consideration paid to administration or peace.
To top it all off "the State that had given the nation such a variety of Prime Ministers and opportunity contenders having a place with the sum total of what beliefs had been separated on the premise of standing and religion." Every one of these gatherings "isolated" individuals to manage the State.
Yet, the Congress, Mr. Azad said, "will join individuals on the premise of standards and projects". Tearing into the sangh parivar for not having taken an interest in the flexibility straggle, Mr. Azad said, "The BJP and the RSS continue discussing deshbhakti [patriotism] in light of the fact that when the time had come to be a deshbhakt, they were absent. We don't need to discuss it continually, in light of the fact that the Congress battled for and won opportunity for this nation."