/ Priyanka Gandhi starts Ganga Yatra with prayers and boat ride

Hindustan Times : Mar 19, 2019, 09:43 AM

Priyanka Gandhi’s Ganga Yatra, a part of her second visit to the state after being appointed the party’s general secretary, comes less than a month before the Lok Sabha election 2019. Priyanka targeted the BJP government for ‘neglecting’ youth, women, farmers and working class and said she was reaching out to people with the help of Ganga that was a support to people of Uttar Pradesh.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, on Monday started her three-day Ganga Yatra after offering prayers at a temple and the Sangam in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, a day after she released a video targeting the BJP over bread and butter issues.

Priyanka Gandhi’s Ganga Yatra, a part of her second visit to the state after being appointed the party’s general secretary, comes less than a month before the Lok Sabha election 2019.

Uttar Pradesh, the politically-crucial state which sends 80 or the most number of lawmakers to Parliament, will vote in all the seven phases from April 11 and till May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

On Sunday, in a video message, Priyanka targeted the BJP government for ‘neglecting’ youth, women, farmers and working class and said she was reaching out to people with the help of Ganga that was a support to people of Uttar Pradesh.