Priyanka Gandhi Launches Madhya Pradesh Poll Campaign With Huge Rally


Priyanka Gandhi Launches Madhya Pradesh Poll Campaign With Huge Rally

MP election 2023: Priyanka Gandhi also visited the banks of river Narmada in Jabalpur ahead of the rally.

New Delhi/Jabalpur:

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today launched the party’s campaign for the Madhya Pradesh election with prayers and a huge rally.

Ahead of the rally, Priyanka Gandhi offered prayers on the banks of the river Narmada in Jabalpur, along with state Congress chief Kamal Nath and other party leaders.

“The list of scams in Madhya Pradesh is longer than the abuses that the Prime Minister says are used to target him,” Priyanka Gandhi said at the rally in Jabalpur.

“What has the BJP done over the last three years in the state? Can any of you say your life has improved under the current government?” she asked.

Referring to the party’s recent election victories in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka, Ms Vadra said the two states had given a fitting” reply to the BJP.

Jabalpur is at the centre of the state’s Mahakoshal region, which has a sizable number of tribal voters. The city is known as the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh.

Congress leader Vivek Tankha said Ms Vadra chose Jabalpur to launch the party’s poll campaign because Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra did not pass through the region.

The Congress won the 2018 Madhya Pradesh election but the Kamal Nath government collapsed two years later, after Jyotiraditya Scindia walked out and switched to the BJP, taking 22 party MLAs with him. Most of the defectors were comfortably re-elected as BJP candidates.

The BJP has accused the Congress of pursuing “soft Hindutva” in the run-up to the state polls.

Refuting the allegations, the party’s PC Sharma said, “The BJP separate Lord Rama from Sitaji, we say Jai Siyaram, they say Jai Shriram… they do politics of religion, we do politics by following religion, be it Lord Krishna, Lord Rama. They are gods of justice… What has happened in Himachal, Karnataka — God will do the same justice in Madhya Pradesh”.

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