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Priyanka Gandhi flags off ‘Pratigya Yatra’, announces farm loan waiver along with key poll promises

The Congress leader, who had earlier announced to give 40 per cent tickets to women in the elections, promised free e-Scooty and mobile phones for school girls, farm loan waiver, financial relief to poor families and relief on electricity bills.

Priyanka Gandhi flags off Pratigya Yatra, announces farm loan waiver along with key poll promises-dnm
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Lucknow, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 4:40 PM IST
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Lucknow: Congress general secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off ‘Pratigya Yatra' in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki on Saturday and announced seven key promises of her party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2022.

The Congress leader, who had earlier announced to give 40 per cent tickets to women in the elections, promised free e-Scooty and mobile phones for school girls, farm loan waiver, financial relief to poor families and relief on electricity bills.

“Some key promises of our manifesto are free e-Scooty & 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,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announced, as quoted by news agency ANI.

“We will also give 20 lakh government jobs, MSP of Rs 2,500 for rice & wheat per quintal and Rs 400 for sugarcane per quintal,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, as quoted by news agency ANI.

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Ahead of the announcement, the Congress leader interacted with women farmers at an agricultural farm in Barabanki and spoke to them. “I want to understand their (women farmers') working conditions, how they are raising their daughters and if they are able to educate them,” she said.

The 'Pratigya Yatra' is a part of Congress’ poll campaign for the 2022 UP elections to be held from October 23 to November 1. The yatra will cover 12,000 kilometres across the state. Various press conferences, 'nukkad sabhas', temple visits, roadshows, Jan Sabhas etc will be held during these rallies.

Apart from Barabanki, the yatra will cover the two other cities of Saharanpur and Varanasi.

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

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