Congress President Sonia Gandhi who has not been able to campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Wednesday penned a letter for the people of Amethi and Rae Bareli to vote for her party.

In her letter, the Congress President attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed to the voters of the state not to choose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming elections.

Sonia Gandhi said Rae Bareli and Amethi have become an integral part of her life and representing the people of the state is a matter of pride for her.

“Raebareli and Amethi have become an integral part of our lives, ours is a special relationship, biggest asset of my life. Due to some reasons, I couldn’t be present between all of you this time. Representing you is a matter of pride for me, my family,” wrote Sonia Gandhi.

 

Attacking the PM Modi for neglecting the people of her constituency, the Congress President said she is pained to see what is happening in Rae Bareli and Amethi.

“Centre Govt is depriving you (people) of welfare programmes deliberately, and I am pained to see this happening. Have you ever seen a government which works against its own people and make them weak. Unfortunately Modi government is doing the same. They are working for the benefits of a few capitalists at the cost of our poor people,” added Gandhi.

This is for the first time since 1998 that Sonia Gandhi has not campaigned in her constituency.

First Published | 22 February 2017 5:46 PM
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