BJP downplays Priyanka Gandhi's boat yatra, call it 'picnic'
'It is obvious, that this 'boat yatra' is for the vote only,' said UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.
Lucknow: Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma equated Priyanka Gandhi's "Ganga Yatra" with a picnic.
"There are some families, in the past, they were called 'Rajgharana'. They come in the election season to celebrate picnic and return only after 5 years. It is obvious, that this 'boat yatra' is for the vote only," said Dinesh Sharma.
"The SP-BSP has said that they don't need Congress because it has maligned intentions. So this 'boat Yatra' is 'vote yatra' with maligned intentions," said Dinesh Sharma.
Congress star campaigner Priyanka, kicked-off three-day party campaign for the national polls yesterday. She took a boat from Sangam to Arail ghat. The campaign which was launched from Prayagraj will end in Varanasi.
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls during all seven phases of the election to be held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.