Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday pulled up party workers Rae Bareli and cautioned them that she will find out who has not worked faithfully during the Lok Sabha polls.
“The truth is that this election has been won by Sonia Gandi and the people of Rae Bareli. Those who have worked for the party know this in their hearts and I will find out all those who have not,” she said after the thanksgiving dinner hosted by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli.
She also urged Congress leaders to be prepared for the struggle ahead saying, “Make up your mind, we have to work.. work with your heart and take up the struggle”.
Priyanka said she will return to review the poll performance and would sit with individual leaders to take detailed feedback.
Meanwhile, the Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh are demanding that the party should project Priyanka Gandhi as its chief ministerial candidate for the 2022 Assembly polls.
Exuding confidence, they said that the party’s revival was sure if Gandhi was projected as Chief Minister in 2022.
Priyanka Gandhi had accompanied Sonia Gandhi for a thanksgiving visit to Raebareli, the only constituency that the Congress won in Uttar Pradesh in last month’s national election.
The dinner at the Bhuemau guest house was attended by local leaders and booth level workers. She thanked them for contributing to her victory for the fourth consecutive term from Rae Bareli.
Party president Rahul Gandhi faced a humiliating defeat at the hands of BJP candidate Smriti Irani in family stronghold Amethi.
Earlier Sonia Gandhi had attacked the BJP, accusing the ruling party of “crossing limits of dignity” to retain power.
This is Gandhi’s first visit to the constituency since the end of the 2019 elections.
Congress had managed to win only one seat of the 80 in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections.