Congress Chief Ministerial candidate Shiela Dikshit on Saturday embarked 3-day visit to woo voters in the Hindi heartland ahead of polls. Sonia Gandhi flagged of three-day bus yatra “27 saal UP behaal” from Delhi to Kanpur.
The yatra, covering around 600 km, began from the party headquarters at Akbar Road.
This will be followed by a meeting of the UP Congress in Lucknow on July 29 that will be attended by Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader and head of the UPCC Campaign Committee Sanjay Singh said.
“The yatra will propagate the message to the people of Uttar Pradesh on the failures and misgovernance by successive governments of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and BJP in Uttar Pradesh for the last 27 years,” he said, adding that “we will campaign in such a way that we reach out to every voter at least three or four times”.
Other top leaders from Congress like Raj Babbar and Ghulam Nabi Azad were also present during the flag off ceremony.
The yatra will cover four districts on each day and will take the route from Delhi to Ghaziabad and will cover Hapur, Amroha and Moradabad, where it will halt on the first day.
It will then travel to Shahjahanpur, covering Rampur and Bareilly and on the third day it will cover Hardoi, Kannauj and then end at Kanpur.