Rahul, Akhilesh rake up note ban issue, say Modi works for rich

Rahul, Akhilesh rake up note ban issue, say Modi works for rich
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said they had joined hands to defeat forces of hatred and would together change Uttar Pradesh. At a public meeting after holding their second joint roadshow in Agra, the duo raked up the issue of demonetisation and slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “causing inconvenience” to the people, especially farmers and labourers.

They  said the Union Budget had nothing for the weaker sections of the community. “Modiji works only for some rich families in the country. He has no concern for the poor,” Rahul accused Modi of not fulfilling the promises he had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Earlier, the two leaders held a 12-km joint roadshow in the town, which began from Dayalbagh and ended at Ramlila Maidan.

The roadshow passed through the narrow lanes of Sursadan, Diwani Crossing, Hari Parvat, Chipitola and Rakabganj. Flower petals were showered on the two leaders from rooftops as their vehicle passed by. Buoyed by the support, the poll strategists for the two parties have planned more roadshows of the two leaders. Sources said Akhilesh and Rahul will be holding roadshows at Kanpur and Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of the prime minister. The dates  were being finalised.

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