Uttar Pradesh, election campaign

Congress has released name of eleven candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The names were finalized by Central Election Committee of the party. Congress is fighting the elections in alliance with Samajwadi Party in the state. The state will go to polls in seven phases starting from 11th of this month.

Uttar Pradesh, election campaign for the first and second phase is in full swing where election will be held on 11th and 15th of this month. All major political parties have thronged their leaders for canvasing in favour of their candidates. BSP chief Mayawati, SP president and chief minister Akhilesh yadav, BJP national president Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh addressed rallies at various places in state today.

Senior BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed a Vijay Shankhnad Rally at Meerut this afternoon. He said, if BJP is voted to power in the State, the Party will clear all dues of sugarcane farmers within 14 days. AIR correspondent reports, addressing his first rally in the state, Sri Modi accused UP government for backwardness of the state.

He said that central government has sent enough money under various schemes, but it is not utilized for betterment of the people. Counting various points of BJP manifesto, he said that welfare of people lies in changing of UP government. Sri Modi said this election is fight against corruption, bad law and order, poverty and other evils in state.

BJP leader Rajnath Singh today attacked Samajwadi Party and BSP, saying ‘achche din’ will come in Uttar Pradesh only after the two parties are wiped out in the upcoming Assembly elections.

He alleged that there have been wrongdoings in the liquor business at the level of the state government which will soon be exposed.

Mr Rajnath said, UP has been giving direction and creating history. It had created history in 2014 by ensuring full majority non-Congress government at the Centre, he added. He claimed that there had been not a single corruption charge against any BJP leader in almost three years at the Centre.

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