Babbar indicated that the final decision on the SP-Congress alliance was yet to be taken and that he was in Lucknow to complete formalities for filing nomination forms.
Akhilesh had earlier said that if the Congress and SP formed an alliance, they could win over 300 seats.
Reacting to Vij’s statement that Narendra Modi is better brand than Mahatma Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday tweeted Hitler and Mussolini were also very powerful brands.
BJP had quickly distanced itself from Vij’s remarks with party leaders claiming that the Haryana minister’s remarks were his personal opinion.
“It is a clash between two philosophies. Congress says ‘don’t fear’, BJP says ‘fear’, ‘scare them’,” said Gandhi at Talkatora Stadium.
“I found Congress symbol in Shiv ji, Gurunanak, Buddha, Mahavir’s pictures. I asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean? He said ‘daro mat’,” said Gandhi.
The apex court, while dismissing the plea, said that there was no conclusive evidence in it.
Rahul Gandhi also questioned the various initiatives carried out by the Modi government that has failed to gain any response.
Rahul Gandhi, who presided over the convention in the absence of his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi, will lead the party’s election campaign in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh is also present at the Jan Vedna Sammelan convention presided over by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
AICC had for the past one week not denied reports of the delegation visiting China
Gandhi’s departure from the country came at a critical time when five states, including the politically crucial Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh, is scheduled to go to polls from February 4.
Arun Jaitley said that Congress, despite being a national party, has decided to adopt a political position, opposing both technology, change and reforms.
The Punjab Congress is waiting for Rahul Gandhi to return from his New Year trip abroad to get the party’s campaign rolling. Both Sidhu and his wife had quit the BJP last year over differences with the top leadership.
Organisationally, Congress remained at a standstill but politically the party, and especially Rahul, showed signs of aggression and revival towards the end of the year.