It was flowers, rose petals and garlands all the way for Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav who held a 12 km long road show in Lucknow that reflected the new found bonhomie between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.
Boosting the morale of their supporters and signalling unity, the two leaders atop the ‘UP Vijay Rath’ started the road show from the GPO park in Hazratganj after garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed media on upcoming Assembly election in state on Sunday.
In a clear show of camaraderie and personal bonding, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav came together to give a call for crushing BJP’s divisive politics of anger for the progress, prosperity, peace and people of Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly elections.
In their first joint appearance after the alliance between the Congress and SP came through after hard bargaining, Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi said the alliance was for three Ps(progress, prosperity and peace) to which SP president and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav added the last P(people).
We support intention of Akhilesh Yadav, says Rahul Gandhi
Some of the statements made by Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav during joint press conference were:
We have fulfilled all the things that we wrote in manifesto and we will do that again this time, says Akhilesh Yadav.
We would make BJP understand that all religions are one, says Rahul Gandhi.
We believe in politics of poor people, says Rahul Gandhi.