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Congress to save the country by contesting in Lok Sabha polls: Priyanka Gandhi

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Hindustan Times

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress General Secretary yesterday on the 27th of March 28, 2019, stated that the Lok Sabha election in the year 2019 is being fought to ‘save the country’ and that Rahul Gandhi, the Congress President’s victory will surely be the victory of India.

Priyanka while replying to a question about Rahul becoming the next Prime Minister said, “I am telling them (partymen) to go to the people and fight the poll strongly. This election is being fought to save country and Rahul Gandhi’s victory will be the victory of India.” “These are not my words.”

Priyanka said the NDA government was politicizing all the issues.

In response to question about the PM’s address to the nation, she replied by saying, “They are politicizing all that should not be done.

When asked whether she would contest the Lok Sabha election, Priyanka said, “I will do what my party tells me to do.” Priyanka gave the same reply to questions about whether she would campaign for the party across the country.

Priyanka stated that Rahul Gandhi had tasked her to ensure that the Congress forms the government in UP in the 2022 assembly elections and so she is working towards ‘Mission UP’, she said while interacting with workers in UP.

On a two-day visit to Amethi and Rae Bareli, when Priyanka Gandhi went to galvanize the workers for the Lok Sabha elections she did mention about the ‘Mission UP’ and the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

A worker quoted that Priyanka Gandhi was telling the party’s worker that Rahul Gandhi has given her a task of making sure the Congress government is the ruling party in the next assembly elections.

She exactly said, “Rahul has given me the task of forming the Congress government in the next assembly elections in the state. You have seen me working till 4 am. I will work harder to accomplish this task.”

Another worker quoted that Priyanka Gandhi said that the Congress government will restart all the development projects that were initiated by Late Rajiv Gandhi.

She said, “We will restart all development projects initiated during the tenure of my father, former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhiji. Their (BJP) government took away major projects like mega food park, paper mill and IIIT from here. They re-launched the gun factory started by us here.”

A group of youths including Prashant Dwivedi, Atul Pandey and Ashish Mishra of the local NSUI unit said, “We have all been given the task of going to every home in our booth area and telling people how the BJP government has failed on all the fronts. We are also going to remind the people about the hardships faced by the people during demonetization and imposition of GST etc.”

As Priyanka held closed-door meetings, partymen standing outside the venue raised slogans: “Chowkidar chor hai”. A group of Jan Adhikar Party workers also waved flags to show solidarity with their ally, Congress.

As there has been a demand for Rahul to contest from a seat in south India, too, some party leaders have given the slogan of “Abki bar, 5 lakh paar (we will cross 5 lakh votes this time) to ensure a ‘larger victory margin’ for Rahul.”

Ahead of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s visit to her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi’s constituency, a row broke out on Wednesday over some posters questioning her “absence” from the family bastion.

The posters, spotted near the Musafirkhana bus stand, carried a sketch of Priyanka and the picture of a leader from the Samajwadi Party’s student wing.

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“Kya khoob thagti ho, kyun paanch saal baad hi Amethi mein dikhti ho (Why do you fool us and show up in Amethi only after five years),” one poster said.

It said she should give an “account” for the past 60 years.

Another poster suggested that she wore saris just to influence voters.

Just hours after the posters appeared, Jaisingh Pratap Singh — the SP student wing leader whose picture the posters carried — complained to the district authorities, demanding an inquiry.

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“This poster has been put up as an act of political vendetta by some mischievous elements misusing my picture,” he said in a letter handed over to district magistrate Ram Manohar Misra.

The opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, which includes Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, has decided not contest from the Congress strongholds of Rae Bareli and Amethi.

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(Source- PTI)

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