Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi has accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (SP'>BSP) of attacking Rahul Gandhi to neutralise his growing popularity. The Uttar Pradesh government has been targeting Rahul Gandhi and creating problems whenever he visits the state. The state government led by Mayawati is petrified by the growing popularity of Rahulji and envies his association with the common man in the state.
In the last 22 years, there has been no progress in Uttar Pradesh. There is no provision for electricity or portable drinking water for the residents of the state. It is a very sad state of affairs. Poor people in the state do not have access to adequate food and roads. Crime and corruption in the state is at an all time high.