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Congress will contest UP polls under Priyanka's leadership: Salman Khurshid

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that the party will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi

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AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

leader and former Union Minister on Sunday said that the party will contest the upcoming Assembly elections under the leadership of party general secretary Vadra.

Speaking to ANI, Khurshid said that will not form an alliance with any political party for the upcoming Assembly polls. However, he added, "Gathbandhan is done by heart. If anyone wants to join our party, they are welcomed."

The leader, asked about the Chief Minister's face in UP polls, he said, "We will be fighting the upcoming Assembly elections under the leadership of Vadra. She is working hard to ensure that we win. Later on, she may announce the CM's face."

Speaking about the manifesto for the upcoming elections, he said, "We are interacting with the common people. We have made a proper strategy for this. The manifesto will have the voice of the common people. The main focus will be on the farmers, security of women. We have met the people of Agra today and have discussed their issues."

"Manifesto will also focus on the health sector as the nation has a weak health system, the truth was revealed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to strengthen the health and education sector too," he said.

Assembly elections are scheduled to take place early next year.

In the 2017 Assembly elections, the BJP won a landslide victory winning 312 Assembly seats. The party secured a 39.67 per cent vote share in the elections for 403-member Assembly. Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, BSP won 19 while Congress could manage to win only seven seats. Congress was left red-faced as it failed miserably.

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First Published: Mon, September 13 2021. 11:12 IST
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