Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are leaving no stone unturned as the state is gearing up for the upcoming elections. Soon, Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be campaigning for Congress in the state.
A senior party leader told, from February 13 Priyanka will start her campaign in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi and Rae Bareli. Amethi is Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s Constituency whereas Sonia Gandhi represents Rae Bareli.
As per the campaigning list that was released by Congress, Priyanka Gandhi is one of the star campaigners. The Congress leader told IANS, right now she will be campaigning for the 10 party candidates in the two parliamentary constituencies and at a later stage can also campaign for joint candidates of the alliance.
While Samajwadi Party and Congress have joined hands for the UP elections, on four seats the candidates from both the parties will contest against each other. In Amethi, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Sinh’s wife Ameeta Sinh is contesting against an SP candidate; minister and sitting MLA Gayatri Prajapati. Sanjay Singh said that Prajapati is a ‘corrupt leader’ who is facing many inquiries.
For past several years, Raebareli has been Sonia Gandhi’s constituency but as she is not keeping well for sometime, it was expected that Priyanka might step in for campaigning in order to retain the crucial congress seat. Sonia Gandhi is expected to visit Rae Bareli on February 20. Priyanka also played a major role in Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Amethi will go to polls on February 27, while Rae Bareli votes on February 23.