Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi puts 41 seats in Uttar Pradesh under Priyanka; Scindia in charge of 39


Congress president Rahul Gandhi has placed 41 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh under the charge of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and 39 parliamentary segments under Jyotiraditya Scindia, a party statement said Tuesday. Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia were appointed AICC general secretary in-charge UP east and UP west respectively in January and took charge last week. Among the constituencies placed under Priyanka Gandhis charge were the key seats of Lucknow, Amethi, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, and Kushinagar. Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Pilibhit, Dhaurahra, Kanpur, and Farrukhabad, were some of the key constituencies placed under Scindias charge. A day after making her debut in Uttar Pradeshs political arena as Congresss general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday got down to business, holding a marathon strategy session at the party office in Lucknow to script her partys victory in the upcoming parliamentary polls. Returning to the state capital after a short visit to Jaipur, where her husband Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen appeared before the ED in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in Rajasthans border town of Bikaner, Gandhi got cracking at the UP Congress headquarters. Read Also| Historic blunder if BJP loses Lok Sabha polls, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Immediately after reaching the party office, she was closeted with senior leaders and office bearers of Lucknow, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, Prayagraj, Ambedkar Nagar, Sitapur, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Bahraich, and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies to galvanise the partys preparations for the Lok Sabha elections. Party sources said she held meetings till late in the evening with 10-20 people each from these constituencies to gauge the situation on the ground. In an adjoining room, the newly appointed Congress general secretary incharge of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, held deliberations with leaders from the constituencies he has been asked to groom. Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia, along with Rahul Gandhi, had held a grand roadshow here on Monday, raising hopes of a turnaround in the partys fortunes. Virtually launching the partys Lok Sabha poll campaign, Rahul Gandhi had asserted that it was the time to uproot the BJP and form government in the state.

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