Eight public meetings and over 15 roadside interactions with people in just one Assembly constituency,reminding people of Rahul Gandhis hardwork in contrast with opportunism and corruption of others in the state.
This is how Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began her election campaign in assembly constituencies falling in the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother on Friday.
Priyanka has campaigned in Rae Bareli and Amethi before,but this time she is more aggressive and is taking up one Assembly constituency at a time. To begin with,she chose Gauriganj constituency from where BSP MLA Chandra Prakash Mishra Matiyari had won in 2007. While BSP has again fielded Matiyari,Congress has repeated Mohd Naeem,who had lost to Matiyari.
Before the 2007 election also,I had come to you seeking votes but you did not listen to me and see what you got in return. Did your MLA ever come back to you? While central government built roads and provided you water,your MLA built a palatial house with the money that was meant for you, Priyanka told the gathering at Balbhadrapur in Gauriganj.
Calling Rahul stubborn,she reminded people that how Rahul Gandhi was touring the entire state to bring about change in Uttar Pradesh. You know how Rahul is. He is stubborn. He is touring the entire state because he wants that you should wake up now and change the state. He is not bothered about election results. All he wants is to bring about change in the state for the better.
She told people that politics in Uttar Pradesh had become dirty and said that corruption,lawlessness and opportunist leaders are the biggest enemies of the people. Asking people to tell their relatives and neighbours that the time had come for change and to vote for development,Priyanka said,You have suffered a lot. After seeing politics of caste and religion for the past 22 years and begging for your rights,the time has come to wake up.
Repeating Congress slogan Udho,Jago,Badlo,Priyanka said that she would not give long speeches and just request all those who are coming to listen to her to go back and spread the massage that the time has come to vote for development now.
She covered all four blocks in Gauriganj constituency,namely Jamo,Gauriganj,Shahgarh and Musafirkhana.
Sources in the party said that she would camp in Amethi and Rae Bareli for the next five days and take up 10 Assembly constituencies in both the areas one by one. Gauriganj would go to polls on February 15. On Saturday,Priyanka would cover Jagdishpur Assembly constituency and hold a meeting with party workers early in the morning.