Priyanka Gandhi Says, "Getting Views On How To Win," After 16 Hour Meeting

Priyanka Gandhi Says, "Getting Views On How To Win," After 16 Hour Meeting

Priyanka Gandhi Says, "Getting Views On How To Win," After 16 Hour Meeting 

New Delhi: The Congress Party's new General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra emerged after 5.30 am on Wednesday morning from an overnight meeting with Congress workers on the campaign for the national election due by May. After the 16-hour meeting, Priyanka Gandhi said, "I am getting their views on how to fight these elections to win."

Ms Gandhi had reportedly met the district presidents and workers from eight Lok Sabha constituencies including the Gandhi family seats Amethi and Raebareli. On Tuesday, the marathon meeting began, after the 47-year-old arrived in Lucknow from Jaipur, where her husband Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen Vadra were questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on a money-laundering case.

"I'm learning a lot about the organisation, how it is structured and the changes that need to be made," she told reporters.

Priyanka Gandhi was questioned about her experience, to which she replied, "It feels very good...They waited so long.  I am learning a lot." Priyanka Gandhi had worked over the past 15 years limited herself to campaigning in the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies of her older brother and mother Sonia Gandhi.

The other constituencies that featured in the discussions were Lucknow, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh and Fatehpur.

The sources of the party said that she held meetings with 10 to 20 people each from the eight constituencies. Jyotiraditya Scindia held meetings with leaders from the constituencies in his charge, in an adjoining room at the Congress office in Lucknow.

The state of Uttar Pradesh, which is political vital and has the most number of parliamentary seats, i.e. 80. Any political party that performs well in the state, has a chance at power at the centre.

Out of the 80, the Congress President Rahul Gandhi has placed 41 of those seats, covering eastern Uttar Pradesh, under his sister's charge. Jyotiraditya Scindia will be in charge of 39, a party statement said on Tuesday.

The share that comes under Priyanka Gandhi, includes the Lok Sabha constituency of PM Modi and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath.

The 47 year old Priyanka Gandhi is spending four nights in Lucknow, which according 

to the Congress's UP leaders, is unusual and "historic" for any Congress leader in recent times.

Congress President, Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow in Lucknow, along with Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, on Monday to galvanise party workers in the state.