With Rahul Gandhi missing from action for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls in view of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress plans to go full throttle with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as his replacement during the campaign with a big push. the back of the general secretary of the party. scheduled in the coming days.
Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata party ramps up its election campaign with its star campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress is now targeting Priyanka roadshows and rallies in nearly all 12 districts of the state. While Sonia Gandhi is also expected to hold rallies across the state, much of the party’s campaign will revolve around Priyanka.
“Her previously held meetings have been a huge success and we believe she has a connection with the people of the state and we will benefit from her presence here,” said Pratibha Singh, head of Himachal Congress. While Rahul is busy with his yatra, party officials have demanded prominent campaigners ahead of the November 12 polls.
Party sources said Priyanka is expected to address a public meeting in Mandi and a roadshow in Kullu on Oct. 31. And as we get closer to the polls, she will hold rallies in Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur, Una and Sirmaur districts. She was also able to campaign in the Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Bharmour tribal seats in Chamba district. The dates will be finalized,” a senior party leader revealed.
Himachal Congress has been found to be deficient in terms of star campaigns doing the recruiting and it is the chief of state unit that traverses the state from now on for its election rallies. “The campaign needs a boost, with great leaders coming in,” admitted one leader.
Priyanka’s foray into the election campaign comes at a time when the BJP plans to bomb the state with a battery of top leaders, including Prime Minister Modi. The party is planning major events on October 30 with gatherings of star campaigners such as Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh chief minister, union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar .
The party has already hosted hugely successful meetings of the prime minister and he too is expected to hold public rallies and roadshows in the coming days to further boost the campaign.
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