Bulandshahr : Announcing to contest all 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary and In-charge of UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday claimed that it is only the Congress and not SP or BSP, which is fighting against BJP.
She said Congress has prepared itself to contest all 403 Assembly seats in UP, giving 40 per cent candidature to women.
The Congress leader said that now time has come to launch “Karo ya Maro (Do or Die) to fight against inflation and other anti-people decisions of the government.”
Addressing the first Pratigya sammelan in Anupshahr here on Sunday, Priyanka said for country’s freedom movement Gandhijee, Nehrujee, Sardar Patel and Baba Sahab B R Ambedkar sacrificed their lives but BJP leadership do not know the meaning of Independence or Freedom.
“Today there are freedom to some selected persons only. The family of the rape victim girl of Hartras could not get the freedom to cremate their daughter’s mortal remains,” she said.
“We have to fight against the government which had increased the price of petrol from Rs 70 to Rs 100 per liter in just 7 years when in the last 70 years it was just Rs 70 per liter.
Claiming that Congress is the only party which is fighting for the people, she questioned where were the SP and BSP leaders in Unnao, Hatras and even in Lakhimpur Kheri, where an union minister’s son crushed the farmers under his car.
“Congress workers and leaders are fighting against the government on the streets and even going to jail. But what are the leaders of SP and BSP doing?”, she asked.
Around 7400 Congress leaders and workers of 14 districts attended this sammelan. The leaders are the office bearers of the party’s organisstion at District, City, Block and panchayats.
The agenda of the meeting was to make the leaders prepare to launch a programme to reach every house in their area to propagate Congress party’s ideology and promises.