Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's rally in Rae Bareli, highlights

Priyanka Gandhi addressed a rally in RaeBareli. During her address she attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is an outsider for the state.

Kick-starting the poll campaign for Congress-SP alliance for assembly elections 2017, Priyanka Gandhi on February 17 addressed a mass rally in Rae Bareli which is the constituency of her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. During her address she attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is an outsider for the state.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that UP has adopted him and he’ll work for its development. Does UP need an outsider for its development,” Priyanka Gandhi asked the people gathered to witness the rally.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi too addressed a rally in Raebareli where he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he works only for rich.

Here are the highlights of Priyanka Gandhi’s speech:

5: 08 PM: PM Modi is an outsider and UP does not any outsider for its development.

5:07 PM: PM Modi said that UP has adopted me and I’ll work for its development. Does UP need to adopt anyone for its development

5: 04 PM: Youth of UP can join politics and can develop the state, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

5: 03 PM: Prime Minister ne kaha mujhe UP ne godh liya aur mein UP ka vikas karoonga. Kya UP ko vikas ke liye kisi ko godh lene ki zarurat hai?: Priyanka G Vadra

Here are the highlights from Rahul Gandhi’s speech

  • PM Modi took away food park, employment, ‘Made in Rae Bareli’ because he wanted to take revenge.
  • Life of a family can be changed with Rs 20, 000 but PM will give the money to Vijay Mallya,
  • Modi ji seems very tired. He should stay in Delhi. We can govern UP. In 2019, we will ask him to leave Delhi as well, so he can relax.
  • PM tries to make relationships wherever he goes. He went to Varanasi and said ‘I’m the son of Varanasi’. The PM had promised he would clean Ganga, free internet, would make Bhojpuri film city in Varanasi.
  • PM has abandoned the poor.
  • Only poor suffered due to note ban
  • Why hasn’t PM waived off farmer loans.
  • Modi government has done nothing for farmers.
  • Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at an election rally in Raebareli


As per the campaigning list that was released by Congress, Priyanka Gandhi is one of the star campaigners.For past several years, Raebareli has been Sonia Gandhi’s constituency but as she is not keeping well for sometime, it was expected that Priyanka might step in for campaigning in order to retain the crucial congress seat. Priyanka also played a major role in Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Amethi will go to polls on February 27, while Rae Bareli votes on February 23.