Uttar Pradesh News, UP Election 2022 Highlights 8 December: Smartphones, scooty for students in Congress’s manifesto for women in UP
🔴 2022 UP Election Live News, Uttar Pradesh Today Latest Updates: The Congress is also expected to release a "charge sheet" to "expose" its rivals on the promises it made to the public over the last three decades.
UP Election 2022: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow. (Express Photo)
Uttar Pradesh News, UP Election 2022 Live Updates: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday released the party’s manifesto for women ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections. From smartphones and scooters, to healthcare benefits and protection, the manifesto aims to strengthen the party’s footing in the state.
On Tuesday, targetting the Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said “laal topi waale (those wearing red caps)” were like “red alert” for Uttar Pradesh. In response, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said those with red caps were also “red alerts” for the BJP, as they would “oust it from the power” in the next Assembly elections.
In other news, the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal formally announced their alliance for the upcoming polls on Tuesday by holding a rally in Meerut. Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary accused the BJP government of anti-farmer policies and politics of hatred, and said it was on its way out.
Uttar Pradesh Elections Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to release Congress manifesto for women today; PM Modi's jibe at Samajwadi Party; Akhilesh Yadav, RLD's Jayant Chaudhary hold joint rally. Follow latest news and updates below
Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary during a joint rally in Meerut. (Twitter/samajwadiparty)
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said Azamgarh had become a “fortress of terror and criminals” under the 2012-17 Samajwadi Party (SP) government, causing an “identity crisis” for youths of the district. He credited his government for ridding Azamgarh, an SP bastion, of the stigma.
Addressing a public meeting after launching development projects in Lalganj tehsil of Azmagarh, Adityanath said, “Azmagarh had become a fortress of terror under the SP rule. An identity crisis had emerged before youths here.” The CM said Azamgarh youths were turned away from hotels and dharmshalas in other parts of the country.
As campaigns heat up with the Assembly elections round the corner, Bahujan Samaj PArty (BSP) president Mayawati on Monday alleged that “gundagardi” (hooliganism) and “mafiagardi” (rule of the mafias) were at peak in Uttar Pradesh when the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in power.
The statement comes days after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra levelled similar accusations against the former Akhilesh Yadav government.
Dates for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are yet to be announced but the battle of poll slogans and songs is already underway. On one side is “Soch imandar, kaam damdar — phir ek baar BJP sarkar (Honest thinking, solid work — BJP government once again)”.
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