Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi takes the reins for direct campaign

Daughter of the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi is all set to start her campaigning for the Indian National Congress in the party’s strongest seats- Amethi and Raebareli. UP elections are already set to decide the new government as Congress has joined hands with the ruling party Samajwadi Party (SP). Even though Congress seniors wanted Priyanka to campaign in the first phase itself when there were 73 seats out for grabs, she chose not to promote the alliance candidates and it was therefore decided that she would campaign only for a total of 10 candidates from 13th February. The two important constituencies have been loyal to the Indian National Congress for a very long time now. As both the constituencies are set to vote only after the 18th of February and with Sonia Gandhi out of the campaigning picture due to her prolonged illness, it would be up to the son Rahul Gandhi and the daughter Priyanka Gandhi to represent the family on the grounds of Raebareli and Amethi. Rahul would be campaigning at rallies in both the constituencies only after the alliance candidates are through with their poll phase in the rest of the state.

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