Congress launches ‘Hath Se Hath Jodo’ in UP to connect with people from hinterland

Congress has launched ‘Haath Se Hath Jodo’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh as a follow-up to its ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ to reach out to people in the hinterland ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Party leaders said this state-level campaign will strengthen the Congress’ prospects and act as an extension of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, which passed through the politically crucial state earlier this month.

Uttar Pradesh sends 80 members to the 542-member Lok Sabha.

‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is currently at its last stop in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Rahul Gandhi On Sunday, the national flag was hoisted at the city’s Lal Chowk.

Party leaders said AICC national general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to visit the state in February for the programme.

He said that the objective of the ‘Hath Se Hath Jodo’ campaign is to make people aware of the failures of the Central Government at the grassroots level.

Sharing their experiences during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ with a letter from Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders and workers aim to campaign across the state at tehsil, block and village levels to connect with people during the next two months .

“The aim of the campaign is to make people aware of the kind of hatred that is being seen in the society and the current situation in Uttar Pradesh. We presented some facts in the ‘charge sheet’ against the government on issues like farmers’ suicide, betrayal of the youth and how their dreams were shattered by the central and state governments, Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh told PTI. Huh.

The in-charges of all 849 blocks of the state have been finalized for the campaign. He said that Congress leaders, office bearers and workers will go to every village and interact with the public.

“Now we will go to the people on issues of public welfare through ‘Hath Se Hath Jodo Yatra’ with former MPs, MLAs and MLCs as well as senior party leaders including regional presidents and UPCC president,” Singh said.

He said that the anti-people policies of the BJP government at the Center and Uttar Pradesh would be discussed by organizing chaupals and meetings in the villages.

Singh said that Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana and in-charge of this campaign in Uttar Pradesh Deepender Hooda will come to Lucknow in a day or two.

According to Naseemuddin Siddiqui, chief of the western Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress, all the state presidents of the party have discussed ways to make the program a success.

He said that present and former ministers, MPs and MLAs have been given the responsibility of district coordinators in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi’s letter, which will be handed over to the people, recounts the former Congress chief’s “sweet and sour” experiences during his journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, besides flagging the issues of unemployment, inflation and atrocities by the BJP government. was done. country and state, party leaders said.

Hath Se Hath Jodo Yatra is an extension of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ to reach the block level, where every household will be visited and Gandhi’s letter will be handed over. There will also be a vehicle with screens to display key points of Rahul Gandhi’s visit.

Priyanka Gandhi is likely to tour the state during these two months, Siddiqui said, adding that other senior leaders would also be roped in to visit different parts of Uttar Pradesh.

He further said that discussions will be held with the public by setting up chaupals in every village. He said, ‘If anyone feels that the government has done injustice to women, then there is an open offer for them. Priyanka Gandhi will fight for them and give them their due.”

Siddiqui said the aim is to take Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ message from the state headquarters to the block level.

Entering Uttar Pradesh from Delhi, Rahul Gandhi traveled to Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Shamli before entering Haryana.

RLD, an ally of the main opposition Samajwadi Party, had joined the yatra in Baghpat.

Samajwadi Party Supremo Akhilesh Yadav And BSP chief Mayawati had congratulated the yatra but did not participate in it.

Shrinking to two seats from its previous tally of nine in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the grand old party has its task cut out for the grand old party in the crucial general election next year.

In the 2019 general elections, the Congress was able to maintain its dominance only on Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli seat. Even Rahul Gandhi lost from the family’s traditional seat of Amethi.

With its stock steadily declining in the most populous state, the Congress failed to find any partner in the opposition camp and has to go it alone in the 2022 assembly polls.

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