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Priyanka Gandhi to formally kick-start Congress Lok Sabha poll campaign in UP tomorrow

A Senior Leader Said Priyanka Gandhi Will Begin Her Campaign From Allahabad, From Where She May Take The River Route To Varanasi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 14 Mar 2019, 07:36:03 PM
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may visit the historic Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj. (File Photo: PTI)


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh east, is all set to kick-start party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. She will reportedly start the campaign from Prayagraj (earlier known as Allahabad) and is likely to take the river route to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi.

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar, who has been fielded from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency by the grand old party, said office bearers of the state unit of the party discussed the details of her programme, which will be declared on Friday after seeking certain official clearance.

"Congress national general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is arriving tomorrow," Babbar told reporters.

A senior leader said she will begin her campaign from Allahabad, the birthplace of the first prime minister and her great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, from where she may take the river route to Varanasi.

"She may take the river route to reach out to the poor people, especially those residing on the river banks, and who have been continuously facing hardships for the past 30 years," Babbar said.

In Prayagraj, Priyanka may visit the historic Anand Bhawan - the erstwhile ancestral home of the Nehru family - now dedicated as a museum housing the personal belongings of Jawaharlal Nehru and his father Motilal Nehru.

The buzz in Congress circles is that she may take the river route to Varanasi via Mirzapur. She may offer prayers at Maa Vindhayavasini temple in Mirzapur and Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 14 Mar 2019, 07:10:26 PM