Lucknow, July 29: In the run upto the next year assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday, July 29 addressed his party workers in the state capital Lucknow.
On former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's projection as state's next CM, Rahul said, "We made Sheila Dikshit ji the CM candidate of UP because we want her to fight for women."
"Sheila ji transformed Delhi and developed it. Today, people of Delhi miss Congress", he said at Rama Bai Ground.
"We will fight together and together will take Uttar Pradesh to the top spot. Party will fight with a plan", he said in an interaction with the party's office-bearers and booth-levbel workers.
To boost the morale of the party, Rahul told his partymen, "If Congress Party stands together and if Congress works on the voice of it's workers then no one can beat us."
While hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and batting for farmers, Rahul said, "When farmer sells his pulses, Modi ji gives him Rs 50 but when the same farmer buys his own pulses from the market, he has to pay Rs 200."
"Modi ji promised bullet trains and announced tickets will be not less than Rs 15,000. Only Modi ji & his suit boot friends will travel in it", he added.
Yesterday, the Gandhi scion had charged the Narendra Modi government with gross failure to keep prices of essential commodities under control.
For next year assembly polls in the state, Raj Babbar has been made the new state Congress chief, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been named the party's chief ministerial nominee for Uttar Pradesh.
Congress, which is out of power in the hindi hinterland since last 27 years, had flagged off a three-day bus yatra - "27 saal UP behaal", aimed at reaching out to the public and highlighting the alleged failure of successive governments in Uttar Pradesh.