UP: Campaign for first phase of polls ends today

Rahul Gandhi, Gadkari, Advani, Uma Bharti have rallies lined up and Priyanka completes her tour of Raebareli and Amethi.

Published: 06th February 2012 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:50 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With the big fight for the Uttar Pradesh throne is on, the campaigning for the first phase of elections ends on Monday. Congress youth icon Rahul Gandhi will be addressing meetings and rallies across different districts including Varanasi and Ghazipur.

Meanwhile his sister, Priyanka Gandhi will complete her tour of Raebareli and Amethi. In fact, addressing huge crowds on Sunday Priyanka defended the government and also her brother saying that Rahul was not in politics to get the Prime Minister's job.

Backing Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G scam case Priyanka said, "As a Home Minister he has huge responsibility and I feel sad when he has to respond to the rants of the people who are not concerned with the issue that he has to deal with."

"I feel sad the amount of time that is being wasted in all such things which Chidambaram could have devoted for the country. I feel the same for our government and the amount of time we waste over such things," Priyanka added.

But not only the Congress, the BJP too is leaving no stone unturned to get its hold on Uttar Pradesh's seat of power. BJP senior leader LK Advani will be campaigning in Lucknow on Monday.

Meanwhile, BJP President Nitin Gadkari will be addressing rallies in Balia and Ghazipur and BJP star campaigner Uma Bharti will woo voters in Gonda, Siddharth Nagar and Faizabad.


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