On Tuesday night, Congresswoman Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to criticise Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman for describing an answer as “UP type” during a news conference following the announcement of the Union Budget 2022 on February 1. This comes just a few days before the state’s Assembly election begins.
“You did not include any funds for Uttar Pradesh in your budget. But why was it necessary to humiliate the people of Uttar Pradesh in this way? Understand that the people of the United States of America are happy to be “UP types.” We are proud of the language, dialect, culture, and history of the United States of America “Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter to express her feelings.
“We the people of UP are happy to be ‘UP type,'” the Uttar Pradesh Congress tweeted, using the hashtag ‘UPMeraAbhimaan.’
What did Nirmala Sitharaman Say?
Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2022 to Parliament on Tuesday. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, attacked the budget on Twitter after it was presented, calling it a “zero sum budget.”
The finance minister was asked about Rahul Gandhi’s remark during a press conference following the budget presentation. She requested a response from Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary, who stated, “You stated that Rahul Gandhi does not understand the budget, which is correct. Nirmala Sitharaman will respond later; all I have to say is that the Budget will benefit everyone, and this will become apparent over time.”
“I think he’s provided a typical UP type answer, which is good enough for an MP who ran away from UP,” Nirmala Sitharaman reportedly said at the time.
Uttar Pradesh Election
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2022 will be contested in seven phases beginning on February 10th. The results of the election will be announced on March 10.
The most recent Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh were held in seven phases in 2017. 312 of the state’s 403 Assembly constituencies were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies.
The ruling BJP, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, the Congress, and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party are expected to fight it out in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections this time.