Congress on Thursday released the first list of 125 party candidates, including 50 women, for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The party also sent the mother of Unnao’s rape victim, Asha Singh, from Unnao Assembly District.
Addressing a press conference, Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said 40 percent of the party’s candidates are women and 40 percent are youth.
She said the party presented the candidates who fought for justice in Uttar Pradesh. The party wants them to come to the fore and be part of power in the state, Gandhi’s descendant added.
“With 40 percent women and 40 percent young, we hope to start a new kind of politics in Uttar Pradesh,” she said. “Our list gives a new message. We want to tell those who have fought for their rights and to seek justice in the past that they have the power to fight for their rights and the Congress Party will give them that power to be. part of the power in the state, ”she added.
सूची में संघर्षशील प्रत्याशी हैं, जो एक नई राजनीति की पहल करेंगे।
Priyanka, head of Uttar Pradesh, however, did not respond whether she would stand for election herself. She said the big old party will not run a negative campaign in these polls and instead lead a positive campaign for a bright future for Uttar Pradesh while highlighting the issues for the people and those of women and development. . “Our aim would be to put people’s issues at the center of the scene,” she said.
Uttar Pradesh is expected to hold seven-phase polls starting February 10.
Uttar Pradesh 2022 Assembly elections: here is the list of candidates
–With contributions from the agency
First publication: STI