With eyes on 2022 UP Assembly polls, Priyanka to meet Congress workers twice a week

In a bid to ensure direct communication with the party workers, Priyanka Gandhi will meet them twice a week without prior appointments, the sources said.

Published: 16th June 2019 02:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2019 11:23 AM   |  A+A-

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: After the dismal Lok Sabha poll performance, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has decided to work for improving the party’s fortune keeping in mind the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She has decided to hold meetings with party workers and visit the state frequently to reach out to the people.             

Priyanka, who was made the party in charge for east UP before the general elections, has decided to meet party workers from UP without any prior appointment. According to sources, she will sit for a few hours where party workers can come and discuss problems with her. 

She has already held a review meeting with district incharges, coordinators and party workers to assess the reasons for the party’s poor performance in the state. 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost election from Amethi while UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s victory margin from Rae Bareli has come down. 

“Rahul Gandhi losing from Amethi is a big setback for the party and personally for Priyanka who was overlooking the campaigns in both the constituencies.  During the review meeting, it was felt that party leadership is losing connect with ground workers and there is a need to have a proper communication strategy,” said a leader. 

Priyanka accompanied her mother to Rae Bareli last week and told party workers that Rae Bareli seat was won because of her mother and people who voted for her.

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