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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urges people to use voting power for a better UP future | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday called on people to use the power of the vote for the better future of the state.
“My dear sisters and brothers of West Uttar Pradesh, use the power of votes for your issues and to build a better future for the state,” Vadra tweeted in Hindi.

She also tweeted a “shloka” from the Bhagavad Gita which means a person should do karma and should not focus on results i.e. a person has no right to do karma and not on the fruits of your karma. Do not become a person who constantly meditates (attachment) to the results of his karma. Do not cling to inactivity (no karma).

In a bid to boost the morale of party workers, the general secretary said UP Congress workers should be proud that the party is contesting the 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh polls after nearly three decades without being allied to any political party.
“Best wishes to all my UP colleagues, workers and congressional candidates – You should be proud that after 30 years we are fighting alone with our strength in every seat,” the tweet added.
Voting for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh’s elections for 58 assembly seats covering 11 districts in the state began at 7am on Thursday.
Voting will close at 6 p.m. today.
The first phase will cover the “Jat-dominated belt” of the western part of the state.
The districts going to the polls today are Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Hapur, Shamli, Baghpat, Aligarh, Agra and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
No less than 623 candidates are in the running in the first phase of the Assembly polls while nearly 2.27 million voters will decide the fate of these candidates.
Nearly 50,000 paramilitary personnel from 412 companies of the central paramilitary forces have been deployed to different locations to maintain law and order as the campaign for the first phase of assembly polls in western Uttar Pradesh ended on Tuesday evening.
Police have sealed state borders and strict vigilance is underway to maintain peace in the 58 assembly constituencies heading to the polls today.
The 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly is due to go to the polls in seven phases on March 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.



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