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Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi bonhomie reflects in road show

The Rath moved along with hordes of Congress and SP workers who raised slogans and showered flower petals on the leaders amid the beating of drums and songs eulogising the two parties.

By: PTI | Lucknow |
January 29, 2017 8:07:39 pm
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It was flowers, rose petals and garlands all the way for Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav who today held a 12 km long road show here that reflected the new found bonhomie between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. Boosting the morale of their supporters and signalling unity, the two leaders atop the ‘UP Vijay Rath’ started the road show from the GPO park in Hazratganj after garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

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In the meeting at Ghanta Ghar, Rahul alleged that the BJP believes in ‘badla’ (vengeance) unlike the Congress and Samajwadi Party that talks of ‘badlav’ (change).

“This alliance is of youths. We will change the state together and there would be a storm of development. BJP believes in ‘badla’ (vengeance), but we talk of ‘badlav’ (change),” he said. Exuding confidence that Akhilesh will form the next government, Rahul said, “We will form the government and a youth will become Chief Minister again.”

“Modi runs his government alone. He does not hear anybody but speaks his ‘mann ki baat’. His demonetisation move forced poor people to stand in queues outside banks. Holders of black money, which is with 50 families only, were not seen in any queue,” he said.

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