Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Priyanka Gandhi to begin Lok Sabha campaign from Prayagraj, Varanasi

New Delhi, March 14 : Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh-East Priyanka Gandhi will be kick-starting the campaign for Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Prayagraj.

She is slated to visit Prayagraj on March 18th from where she will also take a boat ride and meet people living along the holy river, Ganga.

During her visit, she is likely to also visit the Nehru family's ancestral home Anand Bhawan in the city.

After Prayagraj, Priyanka will head to Varanasi covering the Lok Sabha seats adjoining the district.

In Varanasi, Priyanka is expected to visit various Temples and Ghats, however, no official word of her schedule in Varanasi has been released yet by the party.

She is expected to return back to Delhi on March 20th.

Ahead of her Prayagraj visit, she will also be meeting booth level workers of the party in Lucknow.

As per party sources, the daylong meeting in Lucknow will focus on election management and strengthening the party in the state.

As of now, the Congress party has decided to contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in Uttar Pradesh after the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced their seat-sharing arrangement without making Congress a part of their alliance. The two parties have agreed to not field their candidates from Rae Bareli and Amethi.

The Lok Sabha elections, which are due in April-May, will see a high voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh this time around, where the BJP and its ally had almost swept by winning 74 seats in 2014. The Congress and the SP had won two and four seats respectively, while the BSP drew a blank.

(ANI | 11 months ago)