On mission to revive Congress, Priyanka Gandhi to camp in the state from August – The New Indian Express
LUCKNOW: On a mission to rebuild the big old party in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2022 election, the National Secretary General of Congress announced on Sunday that she would not be camping in the state until next month to ensure that the organization of the party is revived up to the last possible village.
In an informal conversation with reporters at the residence of former minister and former BSP leader Nasimuddin Siddiqui in Lucknow, the congressional leader admitted that the party’s organization had become weak, but proactive efforts were underway. to bring the organization back to life across the state. She said efforts are being made to ensure that each village has at least 5-6 dedicated congressional workers.
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Asked by reporters about the possibility that Congress would align itself with other parties to defeat the BJP, Priyanka said, “We are not closed on the issue, but any action would only be taken by keeping in mind. mind that the interests and organization of our party are not compromised. It would be too early to say anything about future rapprochements, but nothing would be done to the detriment of the organization of our party.
She also reportedly said former MPs and MPs were invited to run in the state’s 2022 election.
According to a senior congressional official and former East UP MP (who did not want to be named), “Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s three-day visit is just the start of her well-established plans to revive the party and make a force majeure against the ruling BJP in the 2022 polls. Unlike Rahul Gandhi, who was not fully accessible to us, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is much more accessible. She told us to keep in direct contact with her. She came to Lucknow on Friday after doing her homework on UP politics very well down to the micro level and is in an aggressive mood to defeat BJP. She told us that the main enemy of Congress and the people of the state was the BJP. ”
The political graph of Congress in UP has continued to dive. The party, which won 269 seats in the 1985 Assembly polls and 94 seats in the 1989 polls, has since not even surpassed the 50-seat mark in successive state assembly polls. . In the 2017 polls, the party, despite its alliance with the then-ruling Samajwadi party, recorded its worst performance by winning just 7 seats.