After the cancellation of election rallies of Congress National Chief Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Uttar Pradesh (West), party leaders have alleged the district administration of favoring the centre and state-ruling power while asserted that they will approach the Election Commission (EC) in this regard.
Harinder Malik, a contestant from Kairana Lok Sabha Constituency, told the source that “the rally has been postponed and if there is a weather clearance from the district administration, the rally will happen later. We will take this issue to the election commission. If weather was not fine then how did chief minister Yogi Adityanath do his rallies? If we talk about aerial distance, even his rally venue was just a few kilometers away.”
The brother and sister duo were expected to address three rallies jointly in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor, Shamli, and Saharanpur, accompanied by Congress General Secretary in-charge of UP (West) Jyotiraditya Scindia.
On Monday, the party’s candidate from Saharanpur, Imran Masood told sources that “for now the programme has been canceled at all three places due to bad weather. We are planning Priyanka ji’s roadshow tomorrow.”
Elections in Bijnor, Shamli, and Saharanpur is scheduled to take place in the first round of the election on April 11 and the results will be declared on May 23.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are in total 80 Lok Sabha seats, elections for which scheduled in all seven phases.