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CM candidate Sheila Dikshit takes a break on day one of Congress’ UP mission

Congress’ UP chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit, part of the party’s “Bus Yatra” from Delhi to Kanpur, will continue her journey on Sunday after taking a brief break owing to a throat-infection.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2016 10:08 IST
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Congress’ UP chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit waves as the bus yatra is flagged off by Congress president Sonia Gandhi from the party office  on Saturday.
Congress’ UP chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit waves as the bus yatra is flagged off by Congress president Sonia Gandhi from the party office on Saturday.(Mohd Zakir HT photp)

Congress’ UP chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit, part of the party’s yatra from Delhi to Kanpur, will continue her journey on Sunday after taking a brief break owing to a throat-infection.

Dikshit said this on Twitter which she joined on Saturday, the first day of the three-day yatra.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi flagged off the UP election campaign with a “27 Saal UP Behal Yatra” (27 years of derelict UP) from the Congress headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.

The former Delhi chief minister also sought people’s support and blessing for the Congress’ campaign in the poll-bound state.

Dikshit’s micro-blogging account had garnered close to 1,900 followers till Sunday morning.

The “27 Saal UP Behal Yatra” started off from the party office in the Capital on Saturday morning, when the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the state incharge Ghulam Nabi Azad and the state party president Raj Babbar witnessed Sheila Dikshit embark upon a three-day bus tour of the poll-bound state along with many party workers.

The Yatra passed through Ghaziabad, Hapur, Amroha and Pakwada before ending in Moradabad where Azad addressed a public gathering.

The bus will travel to Shahjahanpur, Rampur and Bareilly on Sunday and then to Hardoi and Kannauj before culminating at Kanpur on the final day.

Sources said Dikshit may address a public meeting or a road show in Shahjahanpur district on Sunday evening.