Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Fatehpur today
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Fatehpur today. Later in the day, Priyanka is expected to join her brother Rahul Gandhi at his rallies in Uttarakhand. On Thursday, Priyanka accompanied Congress president Rahul Gandhi to file his nomination from Kerala's Wayanad constituency. The brother-sister duo is taking to the roads to appeal the voters with mega shows.
Earlier, Priyanka had tweeted along with a photo of his brother filing the nomination papers. “My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he wont let you down,” she wrote.
Priyanka, earlier had said that she will surely contest the Lok Sabha polls if the party wants her to. She, however, said no decision on the same has been taken as of now. Earlier, speculations were rife that Priyanka may contest from Rae Bareli -- the parliamentary constituency of her mother.
However, the rumours were laid to rest after the Congress' first list of candidates featured Sonia Gandhi's name from Rae Bareli.
Piyanka's appointment is seen as an attempt by the Congress to gain some importance in the state as it was in a "bad shape" after being left out of the SP-BSP alliance. Party workers feel that Priyanka's personality would woo voters, especially the youth.
However, the BJP claims that the entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics will not have any impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the politically crucial state.
Priyanka has accused Modi of not fulfilling his "promise" of depositing Rs 15 lakh each into every Indian's account.
She had said the Congress party does what it says, pointing out that farm loans were waived soon after the Rajasthan government was formed.
The Congress leader said her party had promised to give Rs 72,000 yearly to poor families and will show how the scheme works.
In April this year, Rahul appointed Priyanka as general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, which also comprises Lok Sabha seats of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state chief minister Yogi Adityanath.