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Congress releases first list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls


The celebration has additionally fielded Unnao rape sufferer’s mom Asha Singh from the Unnao Assembly constituency

New Delhi: Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday launched the celebration’s first checklist of 125 candidates, together with 50 ladies, for the upcoming meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The celebration has additionally fielded Unnao rape sufferer’s mom Asha Singh from the Unnao Assembly constituency.

 

Addressing a press convention, she stated 40 per cent of the Congress candidates are ladies and one other 40 p.c are youth and by doing so the celebration is making a brand new and historic starting.

She stated the celebration has fielded such candidates who’ve struggled for searching for justice in Uttar Pradesh and the celebration desires them to return to the forefront and be part of energy within the state.

“With 40 percent women and 40 percent youth, we hope to start a new kind of politics in Uttar Pradesh,”she stated.

“Our list gives a new message. We want to tell those who have struggled for their rights and for seeking justice in the past, that they have the power to fight for their rights and the Congress party will give that power to them to be a part of power in the state,” Vadra additionally stated.

 

The AICC normal secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh didn’t reply whether or not she is going to contest the elections herself.

She stated the celebration won’t run a detrimental marketing campaign in these polls and can as a substitute run a constructive marketing campaign for a brilliant way forward for Uttar Pradesh whereas highlighting the problems regarding the folks and people of ladies and improvement.

Taking on the Uttar Pradesh authorities, she stated, it has been “dictatorial” and the dialogue in elections is skewed.

“Our focus would be to bring issues of people to centre-stage,” she stated.

Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to have seven-phase polls starting from February 10.

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