Congress workers want Priyanka as UP CM candidate

Rae Bareli, Jun 13 (IANS): Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh are now demanding that the party should project Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the partys chief ministerial candidate for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

While party leaders, who held day-long deliberations with the Congress General Secretary in-charge of eastern part of the state, said that the party's revival was sure if Gandhi was projected as Chief Minister in 2022.

Talking to reporters after the thanksgiving dinner hosted by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli on Wednesday night, former Varanasi MP Rajesh Misra said: "We are requesting Priyanka Gandhi to strengthen the party for the upcoming bypolls and state elections. We have also conveyed to her that she should become the chief ministerial face to challenge the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)."

"Most of us believe that the main reason behind Congress's drubbing is weak organisation in most constituencies. The same was also conveyed in the meeting. We have decided to work harder and strengthen our party at the booth level across Uttar Pradesh.

"If Priyanka Gandhi starts a door to door campaign then we will definitely form the next government in the state," he added.

Congress candidate from Fatehpur constituency and former MP, Rakesh Sachan, said: "Party workers want Priyanka Gandhi to lead Congress in the Assembly polls. We have lost the elections because the BJP was able to successfully polarise the elections."

Former BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule who had lost on a Congress ticket from Bahraich, meanwhile, said: "We have lost the polls because the Lok Sabha elections did not happen through ballot paper system.

"The BJP has muzzled the democracy and irregularities in EVM were witnessed everywhere. I will request the leadership to start a nationwide movement demanding future polls be held through ballot paper."

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi's dinner at the Bhuemau guest house was attended by local leaders and booth level workers. She thanked them for contributing to her victory for the fourth consecutive term from Rae Bareli.

Priyanka, meanwhile, urged Congress leaders to be prepared for the struggle ahead and said: "Apna maan bana lijiye...kaam karna hai, dil se karna hai toh sangharsh karna padega..(make up your mind, we have to work.. work with your heart and take up the struggle)."

She also said she will return to review the poll performance and would sit with individual leaders to take detailed feedback.

She also pulled up party workers in Rae Bareli and cautioned them: "Yeh chunav Sonia Gandhi ne aur janta ne jitaya hai. Sachai yeh hai keh aap sab mein se jis ne dil se kaam kiya hai uski jaankari aap ko hai aur kisne nahi kiya hai uski jaankari main karungi (The truth is that this election has been won by Sonia Gandi and the people of Rae Bareli. Those who have worked for the party know this in their hearts and I will find out all those who have not)."


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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    May God bless the eternal pro-Congress slaves!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    We want Priyanka Gandhi as PM of India because India wants to get rid of FEKU's ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Get rid of 10 Janpath & 12, Tughlak Lane first and fast.

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  • siri, kavoor

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Not Indians,Only Italian CHOR familiy Gulamas

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    You mean not Rahul????
    I predicted he will be Next PM from Congress in 2159 ( 140 Year from now)

    every election Congress will increase its seat by 8 seat
    and in year 20159 they will reach 273 seat in Lok Sabha and Rahul will be our PM and will distribute 72000 Rs to every poor....

    Mera Sapne mein Pani math daalo yaar

    and eagerly waitng for 2159 its matter of only 140 year

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    I was thinking you are a Mandh Bhakt of of Raul Vincy & Sonia Maino, Now I realized your are a slave of Priyanka Vadra. Wait till 2200 for Priyanka to become PM.

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  • Maria Shilaja, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    This lady surfaces every 5 years in a desi attire. Her husband has mysteriously grown so rich and in the midst of a number of scams. Her brother is a national baffoon who has lost 40 times. With all such baggages, I dont think she will be a CM material . From the recent RS elections its clear that, its the end of the road for the 'Gandhi' family.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Maria Shilaja, Mangalore
    You shouldn't have used the name Maria because it contradicts what you Wrote ...

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Hii Jossey
    Your one doubtist person. Chill man

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  • Maria Shilaja, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    FYI, Every ''maria' does not have to be Congress supporter and every Hindu does not need to be a BJP supporter. Its high time Cong pull their sock up and introspect. Also its high time we call the spade a spade. Trust this clarifies.

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  • C.T.Thomas, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Good one Maria! Even Ivan belonged to our party once upon a time.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    You think that all of one community are slaves of Congress, but not..

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    She will have to contest from Kannur in Kerala for any victory.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    One more addition to the list of congress miserable failures.
    Dynasty rule is not appreciated by majority Indians.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    in 400+ capacity assembly they need 230+ seats to get CM seat

    now they have 5 seat and if they increase 5 seat every 5 year it will take another 200+ year to come to power....

    will Priyanka ready to wait for so long????

    in 2219 she can be CM of UP and Rahul can be PM of India

    Jai congress

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  • akil, Dubai

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    yes first she has to become cheif minister if she want better future i mean if she looking for PM post.

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    But to become CM need maximum seats. Did they dropped proposal of PM to priyanka.

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