congress up elections 2022

congress up elections 2022

Will ally solely with small events for Uttar Pradesh polls: Congress state chief Ajay Kumar Lallu

Virtually ruling out an alliance with the SP and BSP for the Uttar Pradesh meeting polls, Congress’ state unit chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday mentioned his celebration will forge alliances solely with small events and can “not even think about” becoming a member of fingers with the large ones for the elections. He additionally mentioned the governments of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) which have dominated Uttar Pradesh within the final 32 years, when Congress was not in energy, didn’t dwell as much as the expectations of the individuals and the Congress was set for a comeback within the state.

In an interview with PTI, Lallu mentioned that within the eyes of the individuals of Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is the principle challenger to the BJP within the polls subsequent 12 months and expressed confidence that the celebration would win the elections below the management of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and type the subsequent authorities.

The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president mentioned the celebration will combat the polls below the “supervision” of Priyanka Gandhi as she is the final secretary in-charge of the state and a name on the difficulty of chief ministerial face shall be taken by the nationwide management.

Asked concerning the Congress’ stand on alliances for the UP polls and if there was nonetheless a chance of a tie-up with the SP and BSP, Lallu mentioned, “The Congress’ stand on alliances is clear, we will forge alliances only with small parties. We will not even think about aligning again with big parties.”

Pointing to the response of SP and BSP to a Congress booklet that talked about misrule below the non-Congress governments within the final 32 years, he mentioned it’s clear that “we will align with small parties” on the problems of the poor, farmers, youth and girls’s safety.

“We are moving forward as a strong opposition force and under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi we will win the polls, and form the government in 2022,” Lallu mentioned, including that he was in contact with small events on alliances however couldn’t discuss concerning the particulars now.

Both the SP and BSP have additionally dominated out tying up with the Congress, with SP’s Akhilesh Yadav saying the celebration will forge alliances solely with small events and Mayawati asserting that BSP would go solo within the polls.

Lallu claimed that SP as the principle challenger to the BJP for the 2022 polls was a media creation and it was the Congress that was standing resolutely on the bottom to tackle the BJP.

Citing the examples of the Congress’ ‘BJP Gaddi Chhorho’ marketing campaign and celebration leaders spending three days in gram panchayats and wards to carry a direct dialogue with about 90 lakh individuals final month, Lallu mentioned just one celebration is focussed on coaching its cadre and always struggling on the bottom and that’s the Congress.

“I say with full confidence that when you look at the strength, organisation and struggle, it is clear that Congress is the voice of farmers, youth, labourers, for women’s security and of the village poor,” he asserted.

Claiming that there’s anger in opposition to the BJP over points equivalent to value rise, unemployment, farmers’ “plight”, poverty, reservation, “murder of democracy”, Lallu mentioned he believes that this anger will present itself within the polls and customary individuals had been standing with the Congress.

There is a powerful undercurrent in favour of the Congress which shall be seen within the elections, he mentioned.

Asked concerning the demand of caste census by many Opposition events and the Congress’ stance on it, Lallu mentioned his celebration’s stand is obvious and it’s in favour of a caste-based census.

Previously additionally, below the UPA rule, the Congress had obtained it executed and when the BJP got here to energy, they stopped the publishing of the caste knowledge, he alleged. The BJP doesn’t desire a caste census however the Congress believes it needs to be executed, he mentioned.

Lallu additionally asserted that the BJP’s alleged crackdown on farmers as was seen in Haryana lately and the “three black farm laws” may even be a serious difficulty within the upcoming polls and folks will stand by the farmers.

“Under Priyanka Gandhi’s leadership there have been various rallies in different parts of the state where these issues were raised. When Rakesh Tikait was attacked, she sent me and we have been strongly standing in support of the farmers,” Lallu mentioned.

“The three black laws were first opposed by Rahul Gandhi and the Congress has raised the issue both inside and outside Parliament,” he mentioned.

Lallu alleged that the latest incidents of mob violence and hate had been orchestrated by the BJP because it was “desperate and disappointed”.
The BJP has misplaced the boldness of the individuals and so they wish to divert individuals from actual points by elevating the Hindu-Muslim bogey, he alleged.

“But the people of UP know that this election will be about issues such as farmers’ plight, health system, women’s safety and corruption,” Lallu mentioned.

The Congress received simply seven seats whereas its alliance accomplice SP bagged 47 seats within the 403-member meeting within the 2017 meeting polls. The BJP received a thumping mandate with 312 seats and the BSP bagged 19 seats.


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