Less than a week since Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was inducted into Congress as the General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, workers from Varanasi unit have begun demanding that she be projected as the main face of the Congress campaign in the state. They have also demanded that she be projected as a candidate contesting from Varanasi for the Lok Sabha polls against PM Narendra Modi.
Sources said that the workers want Gandhi Vadra to be projected as a big leader who can fight PM Narendra Modi defeating him in a huge margin. They have also demanded that Gandhi Vadra be given bigger responsibility.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be in Lucknow and then in UP East on January 29, say sources.
On February 4, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi will be at the Kumbh mela as she will officially join the party as the state's General Secretary, sources.
A day after Congress inducted Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra as General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, highly placed sources in BJP said that PM Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Top BJP sources told Republic TV that the ruling saffron party is quite confident on contesting against the newly appointed member of the Opposition party. Speaking to Republic TV, top BJP sources said that the party is ready to fight against Priyanka Gandhi, the way they fought against former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Gandhi Vadra has been welcomed into politics by her peers but BJP has stated that her induction declared a failure of Rahul Gandhi by the Congress.
Soon after it was announced that Gandhi Vadra will lead Congress campaigning in UP, BJP's Sambit Patra said, '"The new India is questioning - why after Nehruji, - Indiraji - Rajivji - Soniaji - Rahulji - and then Priyanka Vadra and who else after them - from a single family. This is the difference between BJP and Congress. In BJP, the party is family while in Congress family is the party. It proves that Rahul Gandhi has failed.