He told The Indian Express during the yatra, “The Congress is not in competition this time. They are here only for advertisement. It is possible that they may get zero seats in UP this time.” Hinting that the upcoming elections would be indicative of the 2024 general elections, he said, “it is natural because UP is the biggest state. This state has given the Prime Minister, President and Defence Minister. The maximum number of BJP MPs are from UP. The results of UP will be important for the country’s politics.”
On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee attacked the Congress, saying that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), a coalition that she was part of, did not exist anymore. Referring to Rahul Gandhi, she said that if someone stayed abroad ‘half the time’, they would be bowled out by the BJP.
(with inputs from NDTV, The Indian Express and Hindustan Times)