New Delhi [India], Aug 30 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Tuesday dubbed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's forthcoming 'mahayatra' in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh as 'cosmetic measures' which will not get the support of the people, particularly farmers.
Bhadoria told ANI that by doing road shows and by travelling by car to different places, will not get the confidence and the support of the people, particularly farmers.
"The reason being that, unless you work amongst them, which the Bahujan Samaj Party workers have been doing for long there is no chance getting confidence among the people.
I think these kind cosmetic measures cannot bring support to a party. We are confident that people of Uttar Pradesh will stand by Behan Mayawati and BSP," he added. According to reports, Gandhi will launch his mega roadshow in Uttar Pradesh on September 6, starting from Deoria in eastern UP and travelling 2,500km before culminating in Delhi.
The 'mahayatra' will touch 39 districts, 55 Lok Sabha constituencies and 233 assembly constituencies, a mega outreach to voters in the heartland, AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Monday.
The yatra has been billed as a major Congress outreach ahead of the 2017 elections in UP, and will run parallel to the twin yatras, which are led by state unit chief Raj Babbar and by chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit.