Politics & Governance

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to release Congress youth manifesto for UP Polls

UP PollsPhoto credit: Hindustan Times

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will announce the party’s young manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Friday. According to the Election Commission’s the seven-phased elections will begin on February 10, and the deadline for nominations for the first phase is scheduled for today. 

The Congress party has announced that 40% of seats will be reserved for women in the state and the party has shifted its focus on youth and women in the UP polls. So far the party has produced two lists, one with 125 candidates and the other with 41 candidates. The elections are being fought solely by Congress.

With the second list, the Congress party had declared 166 candidates out of 403 assembly seats that are going to vote in seven phases On February 10, voters will decide on 94 seats in the first round of elections.

A large number of people have quit the Congress, including two sitting MLAs from the Saharanpur region of western Uttar Pradesh, Naresh Saini and Masood Akhtar. Senior leaders Imran Masood and Pankaj Malik have gone the same way. Congress has struggled to recruit acceptable candidates for many of these seats in western Uttar Pradesh.

‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon (I am a female, I can fight),’ popularised by Congress national secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is leading the charge in this election, is the key subject of the party’s campaign.

The Congress has been out of power in Uttar Pradesh for nearly three decades and is facing a challenging resurgence this year against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Samajwadi Party (SP), and other contenders.

Uttar Pradesh’s elections will be contested in seven phases beginning February 10. February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and 7 are the important dates when polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held. Moreover, the results of the election will be announced on March 10.

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