Priyanka Gandhi woos Bundelkhand, holds 2 rallies in 2 days

Priyanka Gandhi woos Bundelkhand, holds 2 rallies in 2 days
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3 seats in region go to polls on April 29.

Jhansi (UP): Seeking to woo voters ahead of the April 29 polling for the three out of four Lok Sabha seats in Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday held a roadshow here, the second in two days in the region.

On the second day of her Bundelkhand visit, she held the roadshow in a busy commercial area of the city, sitting atop a vehicle in a violet saree and exchanging pleasantries with people who lined up on both sides of the narrow and congested roads.

As young voters and Congress workers showered flowers on her cavalcade, she was greeted with slogans of "chowkidar chor hai" from the crowd at some places.

Priyanka got off her vehicle near a temple and offered prayers.

Jhansi is the largest town in Bundelkhand, a parched and underdeveloped hilly region spread over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier on Wednesday, she held a roadshow in Mahoba of Banda constituency, which goes to polls on May 6 and an election meeting in Hamirpur, the voting for which will be held on April 29.

Bundelkhand has four Lok Sabha seats -Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur and Banda.

Focusing on the Bundelkhand region, she had also addressed a public meeting in Hamirpur, accusing the NDA government of pursuing anti-people policies.

"The Modi government is ignoring the poor, farmers and women. It is bothered only about the power," she had said.

"What have you done in the past five years, what has happened to the promises made five years ago?" she had asked the BJP, urging people to elect a government having a "feeling" for people.

"Elect a government, a leader who is your hamdard (sympathiser)," she had said.

All the four Lok Sabha seats in the region were won by the BJP in 2014 with a massive 44.86 per cent vote share.

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