Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attends strategy session on Congress Uttar Pradesh campaign

Priyanka, according to sources, did not speak much at the meeting convened by Ghulam Nabi Azad and attended by UP Congress chief Raj Babbar.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2016 2:19 pm
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday for the first time attended a formal strategy session of the Congress meant to take stock of the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh, once again setting off speculation that she will play a larger role in the campaign for the Assembly polls in the state.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi did not attend the strategy session. While party leaders said Rahul was not expected to attend the session, but Priyanka’s decision to take part in it came as a surprise.

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Priyanka, according to sources, did not speak much at the meeting convened by Ghulam Nabi Azad and attended by UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, the party’s chief ministerial candidate, Sheila Dikshit, the heads of the campaign and
coordination committees, AICC secretaries and senior vice-presidents from Uttar Pradesh. The meeting was held at the party’s campaign nerve centre at 15 Gurdwara Rakabganj Road.

“She had queries. She asked about the response to Kisan Mang Patras, which the party had distributed among farmers during Rahul’s yatra, the response to the various yatras that the party has rolled out in UP,” said a senior leader, who attended the nearly three-hour meeting.

Party’s campaign strategist Prashant Kishor did not attend the meeting. Sources said there was no discussion on Priyanka’s campaign programme, although party leaders expect her to hit the ground running as the campaign picks up after the announcement of the elections.

While Priyanka had constantly interacted with Azad, Dikshit and other top leaders and met them frequently, this is the first time that she attended a formal meeting to take stock of the progress in the campaign.

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The leaders decided to extend the Rahul Sandesh Yatra in UP till November 10.

Talking about Priyanka’s presence at the meeting, Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said: “It is for her to decide what steps she would like to take within the party and whether to work outside Rae Bareli and Amethi.”

Dikshit said the Congress is eagerly waiting for Priyanka to campaign in UP.

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    Ram
    Oct 25, 2016 at 2:49 am
    Congress and Akhilesh should come togather to kickout communal parties
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      ARUN DASS
      Oct 25, 2016 at 2:12 am
      Is India still a Banana Republic and its citizens are Mangoes !!!!!! as per the Dynastic Family's propaa ........
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        Chandrashekhar Deshpande
        Oct 25, 2016 at 1:20 am
        What strategy? The glare ? No hold !
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          Rabi Mishra
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:40 am
          Please understand Priyanka is not even a fake hi now. She is a real Vadra. This Vadra ,though nor with a rogue's look like the real one, cannot lift the sinking fortunes of the Congress. She is not Nehru's daughter with all the advantages. She is the daughter of a non-working pilot and a table attendent in a hotel or what ever you call her job.
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            M Kumar
            Oct 25, 2016 at 7:56 am
            IN PAST ME AND MY FAMILY ALWAYS VOTED FOR CONGRESS BUT AFTER ARRIVAL OF MODI IN 2014 WE ALL VOTED MODI AND ARE VERY HAPPY WITH HIS PERFORMANCE. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF ERASING DIRTY IMAGES OF CONGRESSI LEADERS LIKE DIGVIJAY, KAPIL, SALMAN, RAHUL, SHEILA, SONIA, MMS, CHIDAMBARAN, BENI(NOW IN SP), MANISH, (LIST IS VERY LONG) FROM OUR MIND. PRIYANKA CAN NOT FOOL US NOW AS IT IS 2016 AND WE KNOW WELL ALL.
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              Uttam Kumar
              Oct 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm
              My Upper Caste rogue. Maybe your uncultured brain does not teach you about Respecting professions and culture. Maybe you don't have a father to teach you about yourself.
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