New Delhi, Feb 11 : After taking over as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh east, Congress leader and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hit the campaign trail as she embarked on her maiden visit to Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Priyanka will begin her four-day trip to Uttar Pradesh on Monday during which she will be holding a roadshow with Rahul and newly appointed AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh west Jyotiraditya Scindia and also interact with party workers at the state Congress office in Lucknow.
Ahead of the visit by Priyanka, who will be accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, there is a huge enthusiasm among local Congress workers, who feel that her active role in campaigning in the state will boost the party's prospects in the state, as it takes on the formidable challenge posed by BJP and SP-BSP alliance.
In a message to Congress workers ahead of her visit, Priyanka said, 'I am coming to Lucknow to meet all, of you.. I have a desire in my heart that all of us together will begin an era of new kind of politics where all of you will be stakeholders.
Priyanka will begin her four-day trip to Uttar Pradesh with a roadshow with Rahul and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday. The road show will start from Lucknow AirportMod, passing through Shaheed Path, Tiraha - Avadh Chauraha , Natha Hotel Tiraha - Hussainganj Chauraha , Lalbagh Tiraha -Hazaratganj Chauraha and Vikramaditya Chauraha before reaching the Congress office .
Ahead of the visit, Rahul said he was excited over his meeting with party workers in the state. 'I am coming to Lucknow, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be accompanying me. At around 12 noon, a roadshow has been organised from Lucknow airport to the party office. I am very excited over my meeting with all of you,' Rahul said in a tweet.
Priyanka and Jyotiraditya Scindia will interact with party workers at the state Congress office in Lucknow on February 12, 13 and 14.
Priyanka, who has been made In-charge of 42 of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in UP, will meet the office bearers of various constituencies .
Party sources said that Priyanka's appointment as the AICC General secretary for Uttar Pradesh east, which encompasses key constituencies like Prime Minister Modi's seat Varanasi and the state Chief Minister's stronghold Gorakhpur as well as Congress strongholds Amethi and Rae Bareli, has charged up the local Congress workers, who feel that her active role in campaigning will boost the party's prospects in the state, as it takes on the formidable challenge posed by BJP and SP-BSP alliance.
An upswing in fortunes of the congress in the state,where Congress won just two Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will be Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's main political challenge.
The visit by Priyanka, her first to the state after taking over as AICC General secretary for Uttar Pradesh east, is being seen as a virtual launch of the Congress campaign in the key state, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (UNI)