Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka will not Contest the Assembly Elections

There is speculation about Congress General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting from Amethi or Rae Bareli seat of UP, but according to top Congress sources, this news is wrong
Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka will not Contest the Assembly Elections
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Assembly Elections are due in UP next year. In such a situation, now the round of speculation will intensify. Meanwhile, there is also speculation about Congress General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting from Amethi or Rae Bareli seat of UP, but according to top Congress sources, this news is wrong. Sources said, "Priyanka Gandhi is not going to contest from anywhere. No member of the Gandhi family will participate in the assembly elections as a candidate.

Gandhi family tradition will remain intact

That is, the tradition of the Gandhi family not contesting elections in the assembly will remain intact. Where then did this news get its power? Actually, two days ago, Priyanka was in Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of her mother and party's interim president Sonia Gandhi. During that time his own workers demanded him to contest from this seat.

Instead of giving a direct answer to this, Priyanka Gandhi said, 'I cannot make any promise to you right now, but I will definitely discuss it at the party. It will be done as instructed. So did Priyanka Gandhi take this matter forward for discussion at the party? According to sources in UP, when leaders are in the field, they shake hands with their workers. If the leader completely rejects the demand of his own workers, then the enthusiasm of the workers will fall. On the other hand, the workers also keep making such demands from their top leadership.

No member of the Gandhi family will contest assembly elections

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Image Credit: India Today

Even the workers know that this is not possible. The communication between the workers and Priyanka Gandhi was just a formality. State-level Congress sources said in a very light-hearted manner, 'Such news is also deliberately spread in the media so that the enthusiasm of the workers remains and we remain in the media.' He clearly said that Priyanka or any member of her family will not contest the elections.

 Priyanka's presence is necessary for the entire UP

Congress is giving clear indications that Priyanka will be the leader in Uttar Pradesh. She can become the face of the Chief Minister. Even if Congress comes to such a position that it is able to make its Chief Minister, it will still have 6 months to contest and win the election. In such a situation, both contesting and winning the election will become easier. Then why take the risk in advance. Priyanka's presence is not necessary for anyone seat but for the whole of UP. Therefore, the talk of contesting from Amethi or Rae Bareli is completely baseless.

The Congress high command will never play a game that questions the leadership of the Gandhi family. If Priyanka Gandhi came to the assembly for elections and won, it would be nothing less than her defeat. It is believed that the news of Priyanka contesting the assembly elections will not be denied soon. Party strategists say that the discussion of such news benefits the Congress rather than harms it.

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