Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said that the party would contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will lead the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh election. (PTI Photo)
The Congress would not form alliance with any party and contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, said former Union minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday.
Salman Khurshid said the Congress has not decided on its chief ministerial candidate yet but it would field candidates for all 403 assembly seats in UP.
“The party will not form alliance with any party. We will contest the elections with firm belief. Party workers will go to each constituency to know the problems being faced by the local people,” PTI quoted Salman Khurshid as saying.
Salman Khurshid, who was in Agra to meet people to be able to prepare the party’s manifesto, stressed that it would include voices of the common people. “The party members have been visiting assemblies and trying to contact people and know problems being faced by the locals,” he said.
Congress manifesto for UP election
Salman Khurshid said the Congress manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh election would not be prepared on the recommendation of the experts. “It would include the general issues of the local people. It would make them happy and they can say that this manifesto is their own,” he said.
“We have visited other districts such as Ayodhya, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, etc and on Sunday in Agra, interacted with the natives of Tora village. People complained about several issues such as pension for widows and old people,” Salman Khurshid said.
The senior Congress leader said that during interaction, people complained about rising electricity bills in Agra city, rations, and also highlighted other basic issues.
Asked about leaders like Jiten Prasad exiting from the party, Salman Khurshid said, “It doesn’t mean that young leaders are leaving Congress.”
(With inputs from PTI)
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