Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav have taken the Uttar Pradesh assembly election show on the road. The SP-Congress roadshow has begun as the two parties attempt to exhibit strength, solidarity and stability in the new alliance.
Interestingly, the road show route goes through the minority belt, especially the Muslim vote bank.
The road show started from the Mahatma Gandhi Pratima at GPO and will pass through Hazratganj, Kaisarganj, Aminabad, Nakkhas, Chowk and will culminate at the old city Clock Tower.
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UP CM Akhilesh Yadav & Cong VP Rahul Gandhi's road show in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/qtc6amQbi7— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 29, 2017
Lucknow: CM Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi pic.twitter.com/tgOYvQvb9m— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 29, 2017
In a clear show of camaraderie and personal bonding, the scions of Congress and Samajwadi Party on Sunday came together to give a call for crushing BJP’s divisive politics of anger for the progress, prosperity, peace and people of Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly elections.
In their first joint appearance after the alliance between the Congress and SP came through after hard bargaining, Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi said the alliance was for three Ps(progress, prosperity and peace) to which SP president and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav added the last P(people).
Days after stitching up an electoral alliance for the high stakes assembly polls, Rahul arrived in Lucknow in a special plane from Delhi for the joint press meet followed by a joint road show in the state capital.
The meeting also assumes significance as this was the maiden outing of the two leaders since reaching a seat-sharing agreement for the polls, which starts from February 11.
Out of the 403 assembly seats, Congress will be contesting in 105 and SP the rest 298 seats.
(With PTI Inputs)