Jhansi, Apr 26: To turn the tables in favour of Congress candidates in the Bundelkhand region, AICC general secretary-in-charge of UP East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, continued her road show in the region on Thursday.
After Mahoba and Hamirpur, on Thursday, Priyanka took out a road show in Jhansi beating scorching heat. Sitting atop a vehicle in a violet saree and exchanging pleasantries with people lined up on both sides of the narrow and congested roads of busy commercial area of the city.
Priyanka appealed to ensure victory of Party candidates. As young voters and Congress workers showered flowers on her cavalcade, she was greeted with slogans of "chowkidar chor hai" from the crowd at some places. Priyanka got off her vehicle and offered prayers at Gopal Mandir and Jain Mandir (at Gandhi Road). The roadshow covered almost a distance of 10 kilometres.
Former union minister Pradeep Jain Aditya was also present on the occasion. In Jhansi, Shiv Sharan Kushwaha of Jan Adhikar Party, founder Babu Singh Kushwaha's brother, in contesting after the Party has forged an alliance with the Congress. Jhansi is the largest town in Bundelkhand, a parched and underdeveloped hilly region spread over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
On Wednesday, Priyanka Gandhi held a roadshow in Mahoba of the Banda constituency, which goes to polls on May 6 and an election meeting in Hamirpur, the voting for which will be held on April 29.
Bundelkhand has four Lok Sabha seats - Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur and Banda. Focusing on the Bundelkhand region, she had also addressed a public meeting in Hamirpur, accusing the NDA government of pursuing anti-people policies. "The Modi government is ignoring the poor, farmers and women. It is bothered only about the power," she had said.
"What have you done in the past five years? What has happened to the promises made five years ago?" she had asked the BJP. "Elect a government, a leader who is your hamdard (sympathiser)," Priyanka Gandhi had said. The Congress won in Jhansi twice in 1999 and 2009 ever since it won all the four seats in the Bundelkhand region in 1984.