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With no Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka around, Congress cancels all election rallies in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Congress has also postponed its 'Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun' marathon due to rise in COVID cases.

Vijai Laxmi Edited by: Vijai Laxmi Lucknow Updated on: January 05, 2022 14:22 IST
AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi at the Shakti
Image Source : PTI/FILE

AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi at the Shakti Samvaad in Sirsaganj, Firozabad. 

Highlights

  • Congress has decided to postpone major rallies in Uttar Pradesh
  • The decision was taken in the wake of rising corona cases
  • All its big public rallies and functions, including marathons put on hold

Owing to the rising numbers of Covid cases in the poll-bound state, Congress has postponed all its mass gathering events in Uttar Pradesh. The party was supposed to do a mega rally on January 15 in Luknow which has also been postponed. All marathons which the party was planning to hold in various districts of UP stands canceled till the situation gets normalised, the party said.

The Uttar Pradesh Congress has also postponed its 'Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun' marathon due to rise in COVID cases. At least 7 to 8 marathons were planned in Noida, Varanasi, and various other districts of the states in the coming days.

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The UP Congress Committee has written to Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra 'to cancel big rallies in view of anticipated 3rd COVID wave..." It has also suggested EC to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from using govt machinery/money for inaugurations and making political statements at these events."

The AICC has asked all PCCs in the poll-bound states to assess the situation in their respective states and then take a call on postponement of rallies and public functions.

Notably, Rahul Gandhi had flown off to Italy on December 29. Congress has, however, issued a statement on the Gandhi scion's absence clarifying that he has gone abroad on a 'short personal trip' for a few days.

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