Rahul Gandhi urges youth to revive Congress in UP

Gorakhpur (UP): Congress general Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged the youth to work hard for reviving Congress in Uttar Pradesh and absolve it of the alleged "misrule" of the Mayawati-led BSP government.

In a meeting with the party`s youth brigade at Syed Modi railway stadium, he said that the youth should come forward to propagate the centre`s "people-oriented policies and programmes", and unearth the "anti-people and anti-farmer policies" of the state government.

Senior Congress leaders including state unit president Rita Bahuguna Joshi, national and state youth Congress office bearers were present for the meeting, apart from district-level office bearers of seven districts of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions.

Gandhi later left for Mau district where he will address a similar meeting.

He is on a two-day tour to promote membership campaign of the Youth Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

After his kisan sandesh yatra in western UP earlier this month where Rahul carried out foot march in villages in Gauttam Buddha Nagar and Aligarh, this is the second programme of the Congress leader in the state.