Hoardings put up in Civil Lines area of Lucknow city read: "Maiya (Sonia Gandhi) ab rahti beemar, Bhaiya (Rahul Gandhi) par badh gaya bhaar, Priyanka Phulpur se bano ummedwaar, party ka karo prachaar, Congress ki sarkaar banao teesri baar. (Mother often remains sick, brother is overburdened, Priyanka become the candidate from Phulpur and campaign for the party, help the Congress get elected for the third time)."
Pertinently, Phulpur was once the constituency of Priyanka's great-grandfather and former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Congress president and Priyanka's mother Sonia Gandhi underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment in the US in August 2011.
The Allahabad Congress has passed a resolution urging Priyanka to contest from Phulpur constituency during the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
"The Allahabad Congress committee has passed a resolution asking her to contest elections from Phulpur, which is Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's constituency," CNN-IBN reported.
"We were discussing who should contest the seats of Phulpur and Allahabad. The Congress workers thought that the Phulpur seat has belonged to the Nehru family for decades. We unanimously agreed that Priyanka Gandhi should contest from the seat," UP Congress memnber Abhay Awasthi told the news channel.
The Lok Sabha polls is scheduled to be held in 2014.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candiate.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-10-2013)