Akhilesh-Rahul hold roadshow in Lucknow, attack Modi

Akhilesh-Rahul hold roadshow  in Lucknow, attack Modi
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party supremo  Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday held a joint roadshow in the walled areas of the state capital. The roadshow that started from the GPO Park, after the two leaders garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, passed through the old city areas of Kaiserbagh, Aminabad, Maulviganj, Rakabganj, Nakkhas and Chowk before culminating at a public meeting in Ghantaghar.

Huge support
People showered flower petals on the duo, who waived to the crowd atop their specially designed ‘Vijay Rath’ (victory chariot). A large number of SP and Congress workers carrying their party flags accompanied Rahul and Akhilesh during their 12-km long roadshow.

Sources in the two parties said that the route of the roadshow had been prepared keeping in view the Muslim population in the state capital.  The old city areas had a large Muslim population. Muslim men and women turned out in large numbers to greet the two leaders.

The duo launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed to the people to support the Congress-SP alliance. Rahul referred to demonetisation and said that almost the entire banned currency had returned to the Reserve Bank of India making a mockery of the whole exercise.

“Demonetisation was meant to help the rich industrialists,” he said. The Congress leader praised the chief minister and said that he was not like Modi. “Modiji always expressed his ‘Mann ki Baat’ but Akhilesh listens to the ‘Mann ki Baat’ of the people,” he remarked.

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