Cong in strong position in UP due to Rahul: Lalu

RJD president Lalu Prasad said that Cong was in a strong position in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections mainly due to hard work done by Rahul Gandhi.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2012, 20:28 PM IST

Bulandshahr (UP): RJD President Lalu Prasad
today said that Congress was in a strong position in Uttar
Pradesh assembly elections mainly due to hard work done by
Rahul Gandhi.

"Congress is in strong position in UP assembly elections
due to hard work done by its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi,"
Prasad, who is canvassing for Congress candidate from
Sikandrabad in Bulandshahr Jitendra Yadav, whose son was
recently married to Prasad`s daughter, told PTI.

The RJD, an ally of UPA, has not fielded its candidates
in Uttar Pradesh polls but Prasad is canvassing for some
Congress candidates in the state.

Asked about the number of seats Congress would get in the
403-member UP assembly for which polls are underway, the RJD
supremo said they would get a "large" number of seats.
Congress had 22 seats in the last assembly elections in UP.
"Influenced by Rahul Gandhi plain talking, a large number
of youths are flocking to Congress rallies which indicate that
the party is in good position there," Prasad, Lok Sabha member
from Chhapra in Bihar, said.

The RJD chief, who served as Railway minister in UPA I,
said an impressive performance of Congress in UP would
strengthen the secular forces in the country.

On Jitendra Yadav chance, the RJD chief said Yadav is
getting support from all castes and classes and he would romp
home easily.
Accompanied by former RJD leaders and Union Ministers
Prem Chand Gupta and Jaiprakash Yadav, Prasad addressed
several rallies in Sikandrabad today to drum up support for
Jitendra Yadav.

PTI