Congress will form govt in UP after 27 years, BJP to stand fourth: Sheila Dikshit


Congress chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh Sheila Diskhit has said that her party would form government after 27 years in the state in the 2017 Assembly elections and BJP would stand fourth in the polls.

Dikshit, who reached here tonight from Delhi as part of Congress’ poll campaign, said the state has been going backwards all these years under the regimes of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and BJP.


She asked the people to vote for Congress if they want the state to progress.

She claimed that the party was receiving a good response and BJP has dropped to fourth position in the state.

“On the basis of the development work done by the Congress government in Delhi, the party will replicate it in the state if it comes to power,” she said while addressing a gathering here after three-day bus yatra ’27 saal UP behaal’ reached here tonight.

UP Congress chief Raj Babbar said Dikshit would work for the development of the state just like she did in Delhi.

He also attacked SP, BSP and BJP for their failure to make Uttar Pradesh a developed state.

Congress on Saturday had launched high-profile campaign in Uttar Pradesh, with party chief Sonia Gandhi and her deputy Rahul Gandhi flagging off a three-day bus yatra – “27 saal UP behaal” – from the party headquarters in Delhi.

The yatra, aimed at reaching out to the public and highlighting the alleged failure of successive governments in Uttar Pradesh in the past 27 years ever since the Congress is out of power there, will cover a total distance of 600 kms.


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