This Article is From Oct 23, 2021

Priyanka Gandhi Flags Off Congress's 'Pratigya Yatra' In Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launches Pratigya Yatra: The three yatras - from Barabanki to Bundelkhand, Saharanpur to Mathura and Varanasi to Rae Bareli - will run till November 1.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicks 12,000 kilometres Pratigya Yatra


  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra flagged off Congress' "Pratigya Yatras"
  • The yatras will take three different routes in Uttar Pradesh
  • She promised a loan waiver for farmers if Congress is voted to power

Congress general secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra flagged off three 'Pratigya Yatras' from Barabanki today to take to the people various resolutions adopted by the party ahead of the prized election for the state of Uttar Pradesh early next year.

The Congress leader, who had earlier announced to give 40 per cent tickets to women in the elections besides smartphones to Class 12 pass girls and an e-scooty to graduate girls, also unveiled other resolutions of the party.

"Some key promises of our manifesto are free e-Scooty and mobile phones for school girls, farm loan waiver, Rs 25,000 per year to poor families, electricity bill half for all and full waiver of pending electricity bills of Covid period," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while kicking off the yatra.

The three yatras - from Barabanki to Bundelkhand, Saharanpur to Mathura and Varanasi to Rae Bareli - will run till November 1.

Former MP Pramod Tiwari will lead the Varanasi to Rae Bareli route that will cover the Awadh region, while the Barabanki-Bundelkhand route will be led by PL Punia and former Union minister of state Pradeep Jain Aditya.

The western front, covering the Saharanpur-Mathura route, will be led by former Union minister Salman Khurshid and senior party leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam.

During these rallies, Congress will communicate its ''seven pledges'' to the people in the state, apart from its election manifesto.

The yatra will cover 12,000 kilometres. Various press conferences, ''nukkad sabhas'', temple visits, roadshows, Jan Sabhas, etc will be held during the yatra.

Ms Gandhi Vadra has been taking on the UP government on a number of issues, including the death of four farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month. This week she was detained by police (for the second time in a month) after she tried to visit the family of a man who died in police custody.

Ms Gandhi Vadra was earlier held - illegally, she claimed - by police who were ordered to stop her from visiting the families of the four farmers who were run over in Lakhimpur.