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Congress will fight UP election under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi: Salman Khurshid


Congress leader Salman Khurshid has revealed that the grand old party will go for the Assembly polls due in Uttar Pradesh next year under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi. However, the former Union minister did not reveal who will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

The veteran leader of the Congress party and a former Union minister, Salman Khurshid, also revealed that the party will not form an alliance for the state election. He, however, asserted that alliances are formed by the heart and if anyone wants to join the Congress, they will be welcomed.

“We will be fighting the upcoming Assembly elections under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She is working hard to ensure that we win. Later on, she may announce the CM’s face,” Khurshid said.

Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday left for Delhi after wrapping up her five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh during which she exhorted party workers to work round the clock for the 2022 UP Assembly polls.

Congress manifesto

Salman Khurshid said that the party is interacting with the common people and the poll manifesto to be prepared by Congress will be a reflection of what the common people want. He further said that the manifesto will focus on farmers, healthcare, education and security of women.

Congress’ poll defeat

In the 2017 Assembly elections, the BJP won a landslide victory winning 312 Assembly seats. The party secured a 39.67 per cent vote share in the elections for 403-member Assembly. Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, BSP won 19 while Congress could manage to win only seven seats. Congress was left red-faced as it failed miserably.

The Congress tally in several states had declined in the past few months as many Congress leaders are shifting to the BJP after getting frustrated with the poor leadership of the Congress party. Several party leaders had also written to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping reforms, but in vain.


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