Nitish Kumar To Launch JD(U) Campaign For UP Polls From Varanasi Today

, 10:09 AM IST

Varanasi: Janata Dal (United) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will launch his party’s election campaign for the 2017 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh by addressing a workers’ rally in Varanasi today with prohibition as the main electoral issue.

“Nitish Kumar will address a workers’ meeting in Varanasi to launch Uttar Pradesh’s poll campaign with a focus on prohibition,” Bihar Mahila JD(U) president Kanchan Gupta told reporters.

Claiming that crime has declined by almost 40 per cent in Bihar after prohibition was imposed and women were happy because of it, Ms Gupta said her party was focusing on women voters in the Uttar Pradesh elections.

The Bihar example of establishing “samtamulak samaj” (society with equal opportunity for all) can be repeated in Uttar Pradesh, Ms Gupta said.