Desperate to improve its poor showing in the last 2014 Lok Sabha polls where it won only 2 seats, Congress general secretary in charge of Eastern Utter Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off her party’s campaign by offering prayers at the Lette Hanuman temple near Sangam.
Congress has been in the wilderness in the state for almost three decades and it only good showing was in 2009 when it won 21 Lok Sabha seats.
The Congress which was snubbed by the SP – BSP – RLD alliance is pinning hopes on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to get some seats and revive the party which is in tatters.
Priyanka is on three day tour of the state During her visit Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by boat in Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi — the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hopping from one temple to another.
In a tweet, Priyanka recalled her memories associated with Swaraj Bhawan, where her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi was born.
स्वराज भवन के आँगन में बैठे हुए वह कमरा दिख रहा है जहाँ मेरी दादी का जन्म हुआ। रात को सुलाते हुए दादी मुझे जोन ऑफ आर्क की कहानी सुनाया करती थीं। आज भी उनके शब्द दिल में गूँजते हैं। कहती थीं- निडर बनो और सब अच्छा होगा। pic.twitter.com/q8Ecdb2RsL
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 17, 2019
“Sitting in the courtyard of Swaraj Bhawan, I can see the room where my grandmother (Indira Gandhi) was born. While putting me to sleep at night, she used to tell stories of Joan of Arc. Her words reverberate even today. She used to say — become fearless and everything will be alright,” the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.