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Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar has said that Congress is contesting Phulpur bypoll to revive the old glory of Sangam city. He said that the Phulpur bypoll would also set the political agenda for the country in the days to come.
Babbar also claimed that BJP led Union and state government have failed to resolve public grievances and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was more interested in visiting foreign countries, instead of taking corrective measures to solve issues like unemployment, inflation.
He said people have once again started connecting with Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi and the bypoll result of Rajasthan proved the same. Babbar was in city on Sunday to campaign for party candidate Manish Mishra in Phulpur bypoll.
“Once the Sangam city was known for its high educational standard and quality but the students of Allahabad University are now fighting for their rights,” he said. The voice of students was being suppressed by BJP government and their anger would show in forthcoming bypoll results.
“The result of this bypoll is not going to affect Union or state government, but it will prove that people have started connecting with Congress after the real face of BJP was exposed,” said Babbar.
“The politics of the country was decided from Phulpur (Allahabad) the ancestral land of Gandhi and Nehru earlier. For the past 27 years, rival camps are working to ruin the political significance of Phulpur but people are now well aware about the prevailing environment,” claimed Babbar.
“We have started working to bring back the glory of Sangam city and this pious land will once again decide the future of politics,” he added.
Babbar said, “The BJP is losing its ground day-by-day and Congress is moving forward. We are connecting with people at ward, block and panchayat levels.”
Replying to a question whether senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal would join Congress, he said, “We would welcome the senior leader if he comes.”
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