First Sonia, then Rahul now Priyanka, but won’t change much for Congress: BJP on UP polls

Escalating his attack on the grand old party, BJP leader Dinesh Sharma said there is nothing left for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 6, 2016 11:25 am
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Taking a strong exception to the media reports on the possibility of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leading the poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said it makes no difference if the face of the election is Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka, as the Congress Party has lost its relevance now.

BJP leader Dinesh Sharma told ANI that the Congress won’t get much in Uttar Pradesh and they have nothing to lose as well.

“Now this is their next trump card. First Sonia ji failed, then Rahul ji came. Now if Priyanka ji comes, then it means the Congress thinks Rahul ji is a failure. The Congress is living with a hope, but I think it will only get disappointment in Uttar Pradesh,” he added.

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Escalating his attack on the grand old party, Sharma said there is nothing left for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

“Where were they all this while if they cared so much about Uttar Pradesh? It is Congress’ right to bring whom they want. But, the Congress has lost its identity in the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha elections. Earlier, people used to call it a national party, but now I think it has become a local party,” he added.

Echoing similar sentiments, another BJP leader Nalin Kohli questioned the role of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

“In Uttar Pradesh, do they have any relevance…because they have already ousted themselves from the politics of Uttar Pradesh?” he told ANI.

He said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s agenda is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government does.

“We are on the agenda of development and performance. The Congress cannot bring anyone but it’s always funny to find that the media will keep discussing it because some people will keep throwing it in the media. Why do they keep introducing? If they want to bring someone, they should bring,” he added.

Congress general secretary and party in charge of the Uttar Pradesh Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday slammed media reports on the possibility of Priyanka leading the poll campaign in the state, where assembly elections are due in early 2017.

“I don’t understand who gives such news to television and newspapers. No discussion has taken place in this regard. Reports of her becoming the chief of the Uttar Pradesh Poll Campaign Committee are wrong. If she campaigns during the election, its different thing but news of her becoming the chairman of the campaign committee is entirely wrong,” Azad told ANI.

Reports in a section of media claimed that Priyanka Gandhi will lead the Congress’ election campaign in the Uttar Pradesh election, while former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to be projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate.

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    Deeply Concerned
    Jul 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    Well BJP had its own success in 2014 with lies and super posturing and as days p by, it has done only what Congress wanted to do but opposed the same as opposition. The feku teams bankruptcy of thoughts, ideas, policies, public schemes, foreign politics have all been shameful and even in local elections Modi has lost his face with the exception of am and inspite of communal instigations in West Bengal. On the economic growth, even US has admonished Feku and his growth figures. So BJP should not worry about Priyanka, it should rather worry about itself
    1. D
      Jul 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm
      No Problem If she comes and SONIA and PAPPUDI goes under ground, 1st thing Madam Vandra can do is free her husband and arrest Modi for depriving Rahul PM seat
      1. G
        George Cruz
        Jul 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm
        Are the misfits/freeloaders, the communists, the congress party pseudo secular, and majority of the minorities (Christians/Muslims) still obsessed by these incompetent dynastic leaders like Sonia hi, Rahul hi, Priyanka Robert Vadra for their self gains and for the vote bank and still would support these incompetents blindly???? A definite YES. While there are millions of highly educated and capable citizens cab easily replace these corrupt dynastic leaders.
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          Sankaran Krishnan
          Jul 6, 2016 at 10:08 am
          This is not the time for Priyanka to enter politics when the congress party is in shambles and they are not the main contenders in UP embly election and far behind BJP, SP, and BSP and even communists will think twice to have understanding with the congress as the last fiddle and if the congress party failed the entire blame will go to Priyanka which will be the end of congress party with no leaders for revival of the party. A wrong move at the wrong time for the wrong entry for Priyanka !!!
          1. R
            Jul 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm
            For goodness sake, wil people and members of congress get rid of these people, they think that everyone in India relates them to Matma Ghandis, its only the name, these people have conned the humble people of India. What India needs now is another parasite to con the humble voters.Thank god for mr Modi,why on earth dont people appreciate the Mr Modi and Arvin aka bloke in charge of Delhi.Mama, Bambino and now ele bambimo should be investigated for corruption and for ruining India.
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