The Congress Party has recently confirmed that Priyanka Gandhi played a pivotal role in sealing the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Assembly elections. Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted on Sunday, saying, “Wrong to suggest lightweights were dealing on behalf of Congress party. Discussions were at the highest level-b/w, CM, UP, GS I/C (Ghulam Nabi Azad) & Priyanka Gandhi.”
With this, Sonia Gandhi has conceded to letting Priyanka Gandhi take a prominent position in the state elections
This is the first instance that Priyanka, who is said to have been working behind the scenes for quite some now, was actively involved in party negotiations that were of paramount importance to Congress and the Gandhi family. With this, Sonia Gandhi has conceded to letting Priyanka Gandhi take a prominent position in the state elections.
Congress Leaders are confident that Priyanka’s presence will be encouraging to the party workers and to the people of Uttar Pradesh. Priyanka will be joining Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav to take on Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party. Yadav had reportedly come up with the “free pressure cooker” for women feature to boost her husband’s manifesto.
Priyanka has been a key figure, sitting for party meetings charting the roadmap for the elections since last July
After its disappointing defeat in the 2014 Union Elections, Congress is upping its game by making its upcoming campaign more inclusive. Priyanka has been a key figure, sitting for party meetings charting the roadmap for the elections since last July and, according to an NDTV report, she will be a”star pracharak” throughout UP as opposed to being confined to the Amethi-Rae Bareli belt as in the past.
Now that Priyanka Gandhi’s children have grown up, her role will not be limited to campaigning and she is expected to take on PM Narendra Modi with her fierce speeches.
This is the first time Samajwadi Party has formed a poll alliance with another national political party for the crucial Uttar Pradesh elections, where voting will take place in seven phases.