Lucknow, Aug.2 : With Congress president Sonia Gandhi set to take out a march in Narendra Modi's bastion, Varanasi, party leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday said people of the holy city constituency are feeling cheated as the Prime Minister has hardly paid any attention to them since assuming power in Delhi.
"There is a lot of excitement, Sonia ji is coming to see Vishwanath ji and seek blessings for Assembly polls.
Since she was coming, the local leaders thought that she should march and connect with the people. We are very excited, we have planned different events for her," Joshi told ANI. "People are upset with Modi ji's two-and-a-half years of regime. He has not spent even 10 days here. Roads and drains are bad, Swacch Bharat has totally failed in Varanasi. People of Varanasi feeling cheated. The Prime Minister should tell why his constituency is being ignored," he added. The Congress president will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple after leading the roadshow. Gandhi will also meet those who are associated with the cleaning of river Ganges. She is also expected to corner Prime Minister Modi in his constituency by raising this issue. Sheila Dikshit, the party's chief ministerial candidate, had yesterday said Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar and senior leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, Salman Khurshid, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Pramod Tiwari, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Zafar Ali, Sanjay Singh, Rana Goswami, Rajesh Mishra, Ajay Rai, Rajeshpati Tripathi etc will take part in the roadshow.