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Why insult the people of Uttar Pradesh, asks Priyanka Gandhi after Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘UP type’ remark

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter on Tuesday to hit out at Nirmala Sitharaman after she described a response as ‘UP-like’ during a press briefing following the presentation of the 2022 Union budget on 1 February.

Nirmala Sitharaman (L), Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R)

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter on Tuesday night to hit out at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after he described a response as ‘UP-like’ during a press briefing after the presentation of the 2022 Union budget on 1 February. This comes just days before the state begins voting in the Assembly elections.

“You haven’t put anything in the budget of Uttar Pradesh. But what’s the point of insulting UP people like that? Understand, UP people are proud to be ‘UP type’. We are proud to language, dialect, culture and history of UP,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.

Additionally, the Uttar Pradesh Congress tweeted, “We UP people are proud to be ‘UP type'” with the hashtag ‘UPMeraAbhimaan’.

WHAT DID NIRMALA SITHARAMAN SAY?

On Tuesday, Nirmala Sitharaman presented the 2022 Union budget to parliament. After the presentation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized the budget on Twitter and called it a “zero-sum budget”.

During a press briefing after the presentation of the budget, the finance minister was asked about Rahul Gandhi’s comment. She asked Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary to respond, who said: “You said Rahul Gandhi didn’t understand the budget, that’s actually true. all of this will be evident in a while.”

It was then that Nirmala Sitharaman reportedly said, “I think he gave a typical UP type response which is quite good for an MP who ran away from UP.”

ELECTION IN UTTAR PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh The 2022 Assembly election will take place from February 10 in seven stages. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

The last Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh (2017) were held in seven phases. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies had won 312 of the 403 state assembly constituencies.

This time, Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls are expected to witness a four-way fight between the ruling BJP, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, Congress and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.

READ ALSO : Who will win the elections in Uttar Pradesh? The clue lies in the seats reserved for Dalits

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