Priyanka Gandhi will campaign
for Congress and play a “major role” in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly
election to be held early next year, party leaders said on Friday.
“She (Priyanka) is going to play a major role. Let everything be
finalised,” UP Congress campaign committee chairman Sanjay Singh said.
“It has been decided that she will campaign for the party in the state
elections. She has accepted our request to campaign. Whenever we will get her
schedule, we will use her time accordingly,” Uttar Pradesh Congress
Committee chief Raj Babbar said.
He added that once the elections schedule will be announced, it will bring more
clarity on her plans for campaign in the state.
Earlier, Babbar had said Priyanka’s presence will give confidence and energy
not only to the party men but also to the people across the state.
He had also mentioned that if she gives enough time then Priyanka could
campaign in all the 403 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.
In the past, Priyanka has not campaigned in elections outside Amethi and
Raebareli Lok Sabha constituencies, represented by her brother Rahul Gandhi and
mother Sonia Gandhi respectively.
A large section of Congress leaders believes that the party will gain immensely
if she campaigns across the state.