Congress, SP vying for minority votes in UP

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New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Congress underneath its common secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi is actively standing with these protesting in opposition to CAA and NRC, particularly the minority group.

The social gathering is attempting to pose a direct problem to Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) which has until now loved the assist of 19% minority of the state. This has led to a powerful competitors on the bottom between the 2 events for the 2022 meeting elections. On February 12, Priyanka Gandhi visited Bilariyaganj in Azamgarh to satisfy the households of those that have been arrested throughout anti-CAA protest within the district. On February 5, UP Police took motion in opposition to the protesters and arrested 19 folks. Among the many arrested is Maulana Tahir Madani, chief of Ulema Council.

Earlier than Priyanka’s go to, Congress put posters of Akhilesh Yadav lacking from his Lok Sabha constituency. Yadav represents Azamgarh as an MP. “Akhilesh Yadav has didn’t carry out his duties as an MP. He’s lively solely on social media,” Shahnawz Alam, chairman, minority division, UP Congress instructed ET.

In the meantime, SP is questioning Congress intent. “We’re combating with BJP and Congress is attempting to grow to be the quantity two social gathering within the state,” stated Udayveer Singh, SP MLC “Due to Congress politics and insurance policies, BJP has bought house and isaining floor.”

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