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Priyanka Gandhi hints at being Congress CM candidate face for UP polls

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: After launching party manifesto for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hinted at the face of chief ministerial candidate of the grand old party for upcoming polls. Answering a media query about whether she would be the chief ministerial candidate of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Do you see anybody else’s face from the Congress party [in UP]? You can see my face everywhere (Dikh to raha hai na sab jagah mera chehra).”

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She further said if her party forms the government in the state, they will set up a world class institute to train people of Mallah and Nishad communities.

“New opportunities will be provided for the employment of youth. A world class institute will be set up for Mallahs and Nishads in which they will be trained. The youth of the most backward community will be given a loan at the rate of one per cent interest to start their business,” she said.

Priyanka Gandhi said the Uttar Pradesh government has reduced the budget for education. “If our government comes, this budget will be increased and all colleges and universities will be upgraded. Good education is most important for building the future,” she said.

Congress UP polls manifesto

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Releasing the Congress’s manifesto, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said their leaders talked to the youth all over UP and asked about their problems. Based on their inputs, the manifesto has been created.

Priyanka Gandhi said a job calender would be created, in which the dates of recruitment, advertisement, examination, appointment will be recorded. Strict action will be taken in case of violation, she said.

There will be social justice supervisor for every recruitment to prevent any reservation-related scam, she said.

Congress open for alliance in UP polls

On question of alliance for the Uttar Pradesh election, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “If the situation arises, we will be open to that [alliance] but we would ensure that our commitment towards women and youth are brought in to being.”

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