Priyanka Gandhi to begin second leg of campaigning in Uttar Pradesh from Amethi today

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 March 2019, 12:07 AM
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (File Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (File Photo)

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will kick off her next leg of her three-day campaigning in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

She will reach Lucknow by air on Wednesday morning from where she she will travel by road to visit her brother and party President Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi, according to party leaders.

In Amethi, she will interact with the party's booth-level presidents -- who number 1,965 -- at the AH Inter College in Musafirkhana.

After this meeting, she will leave for Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli. From there, she will reach Ayodhya on Friday before returning to New Delhi. Her earlier plan had her beginning her visit from Ayodhya on Wednesday.

The party has planned a 50-km road show in Faizabad-Ayodhya on Friday, during which she is expected to address two meetings, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Rajendra Pratap Singh told PTI.

She will stop at over 30 other points during the road show, interacting with people, according to the schedule worked out so far.

The party is yet to announce if Priyanka Gandhi will visit any temple in Ayodhya, the town where the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site is located.

Former Faizabad MP Nirmal Khatri said the local unit of the party will try to get her to visit a temple in the town.

From March 18 to 20, she undertook a 140-km-long boat ride from Prayagraj to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi, interacting with people along the way and visiting prominent places of worship.

The Congress won only two seats out of UP's 80 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and now faces both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance.

First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:02 PM
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