Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday criticized the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party for alleging that the old grand party is working in collusion with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.
Refuting the allegations, Gandhi, while addressing a crowd in Gorakhpur, said: “They (SP & BSP) say Congress is working in collusion with the BJP. I want to ask: Why don’t they stand with you in your hard times. Only Congress is fighting. I will die but not I have any kind of relationship with the BJP.”
#Watch | Dalits, weavers, OBCs, the poor, minorities, and Brahmins were exploited. Yogi Adityanath Ji runs the government against the teachings of Guru Goraknath. This government attacks people on a daily basis: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Gorakhpur pic.twitter.com/8zNmYJbfSY
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The UP government led by Yogi Adityanath has also accused of exploiting Dalits, Brahmins, poor people and minorities in the state. “Dalits, weavers, OBCs, poor people, minorities and Brahmins have been exploited. Yogi Adityanath Ji is running the government against the teachings of Guru Goraknath. She said this government is attacking people on a daily basis.
The Congress led the opposition’s offensive against the Yogi government due to the Lakhimpur Khairy violence, in which eight people including four farmers were killed. Priyanka and her brother Rahul Gandhi visited the violence-stricken area and met the families of farmers killed in the violence.
Political experts believe that Congress’ aggressive approach to recent issues may earn him some political gains in the state, as he has been struggling to regain lost ground.
With all the opposition parties including Samajwadi Party, BSP, General Adami Party and Congress announcing that they will run alone in the polls, the state is poised to witness a multi-pillar competition. However, the divided opposition may work in favor of the BJP with the anti-BJP votes divided.