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11 Feb 2019

Roadshow in Lucknow: Neta Priyanka and brother Rahul take centerstage

Details about Priyanka Gandhi and brother Rahul's roadshow

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East will sound the poll bugle in Lucknow with a grand roadshow on Monday.

She will be accompanied by her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi as well as Jyotiraditya Scindia, her counterpart for UP West.

RaGa took to Twitter to announce they would reach the Uttar Pradesh capital around noon.

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Details about Priyanka Gandhi and brother Rahul's roadshow

Lucknow aa raha hoon, tweets RaGa

Congress' star campaigners will move through Lucknow's congested areas

Roadshow

Congress' star campaigners will move through Lucknow's congested areas

The roadshow, which will reportedly be 30 kms long, will pass through the most congested areas of Lucknow.

From Lucknow airport, the leaders will go to Hussainganj, Hazratganj, before ending the roadshow at the party office.

This is Priyanka's maiden visit to UP after she formally joined politics. She will stay in the state for three days to chalk out the election strategy.

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Preparations

Congress left no stone unturned in preparing for the roadshow

Considering all eyes are on the roadshow, Congress made opulent plans for it.

Large hoardings have been put up on the path to be trodden by the leaders and the party office has also been decked up.

Besides, Congress workers also formed a Priyanka Sena. The members of this army donned T-shirts having her face on it.

The leaders could address party cadres too.

Meet members of Priyanka Sena

Earlier, Priyanka released an audio message confirming her visit

Audio message

Earlier, Priyanka released an audio message confirming her visit

In an audio message which was released on Congress' Shakti App on Sunday, Priyanka confirmed her visit.

"I hope we all will make a new beginning in politics that will include you all. My young friends, my sisters, and weakest person, all will have a say," she said.

Separately, Scindia also released a message urging young people of UP to bring about a change.

Meanwhile, Raj Babbar says UP is 'feeling privileged'

"Uttar Pradesh is feeling privileged as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is beginning her active politics from here....We can see hoardings with slogans 'Badlav ki aandhi, Rahul sang Priyanka Gandhi (Winds of change, with Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi)," said state Congress chief Raj Babbar.

Details

Priyanka and Scindia will begin touring constituencies soon

Giving more insights on Priyanka's visit, Babbar said she will meet partymen between February 12 and 14.

"Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya (Scindia) will begin touring the Lok Sabha constituencies of east and west UP, respectively, on February 18," Babbar said.

According to HT, Priyanka may also hold roadshows in other cities. A visit to Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj is also under consideration.

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Trump card

Congress was whitewashed in 2014. Will 2019 be different?

Priyanka, whose plunge into active politics was announced last month, is seen as Congress' trump card. Earlier, she restricted herself to campaigning for brother RaGa and mother Sonia, but now her challenge is to revive the party in UP.

In the 2014 elections, Congress only managed to retain its bastions- Raebareli and Amethi.

It's left to be seen how Priyanka changes Congress' fate.

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At what time will Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow begin?

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Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Lucknow is expected to start at noon.

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Priyanka Gandhi will be joined by her brother Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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Congress put up hoardings of Priyanka on the streets of Lucknow. The party office was also decked up.

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UP sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha.

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