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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to spearhead Congress' Uttar Pradesh poll campaign

Senior Congress Believe That Priyanka Gandhi's Presence Will Give Confidence And Energy Not Only To The Party Workers But Also To The People Across The State.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 24 Jan 2017, 04:26:56 PM
A file photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

New Delhi:

Congress president Soniya Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be the star campaigner for the party in the first phase of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress has prepared a list of 40 senior leaders that also include party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Raj Babbar, Sheila Dikshit, Ahmed Patel and Sachin Pilot.

Senior leaders believe that Priyanka's presence will give confidence and energy not only to the Congress workers but also to the people across the state.

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In the past, Priyanka has not campaigned in elections outside Amethi and Raebareli Lok Sabha constituencies, represented by her brother Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi respectively.

The Congress has joined hands with the ruling Samajwadi Party to fight the polls in the politically crucial state.

The alliance was sealed on January 22 following a bitter round of negotiations over seat-sharing formula between the two parties following which the Congress has agreed on 105 seats whereas SP will fight elections on 298 seats.

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First Published : 24 Jan 2017, 03:42:00 PM

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