Congress will be starting its poll campaign for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. On August 2, Sonia Gandhi will hold a roadshow in Varanasi.
Prajanath Sharma, Congress District unit president said that thousands of supporters and party workers are expected to participate in Sonia Gandhi’s roadshow. The roadshow will cover around 8 km distance and will be passing through lanes of the city.
He added that Sonia Gandhi will also garland statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sardar Patel. At the Englishiyaline, Sonia Gandhi will give a five minute speech and then garland statue of Pandit Kamla Pati Tripathi, a former UP chief minister and union minister.
Sheila Dikshit and Ghulam Nabi Azad will also be there in the roadshow.
Sonia Gandhi is expected to attack on Narendra Modi in his Loksabha constituency over “lack of development”. The roadshow is also aimed for the revival for her party workers ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
She will also target Modi over his Clean Ganga initiative and will be highlighting the river’s situation in Varanasi. She will also talk about the Centre’s Swachch Bharat Campaign in the city.
Prashant Kishor, Poll strategist; Salman Khurshid, senior Congress leaders; Rana Goswami, Zafar Ali, Rajeshpati Tripathi, Rajesh Mishra, Ajay Rai along with other leaders are attending meetings regularly for the success of the roadshow.