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Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi puts 41 seats in Uttar Pradesh under Priyanka Gandhi, 39 under Jyotiraditya Scindia
Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia were appointed AICC general secretary in-charge UP east and UP west respectively in January and took charge last week.
Priyanka held a series of marathon meetings with the senior leaders of state Congress committee and also those who had come from various districts of eastern UP.
In his concluding speech delivered to the party workers and dozens of senior leaders at UPCC headquarters, the Congress chief renewed the call to oust the BJP government in the state.
Priyanka’s passage from the political foyer to the Grand Hall has many implications.
Rahul Gandhi reiterated he has full respect for leaders like Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia as general secretaries big boost to Congress poll prospects: Kamal Nath
Nath said the party cadre will get a strong message from her appointment and it underlines the importance of Uttar Pradesh for the party.
Scindia, the four-time sitting MP from Guna Lok Sabha seat said it was a courtesy call as Chouhan is the ex-CM of the state.
According to sources, all Lok Sabha members have been asked to be present throughout the day for participation should the debate come up.
History repeated itself as the "so near yet so far" fate befell Madhavrao's son Jyotiraditya.
In 1989, Madhavrao was all set to be the CM but strident opposition from senior leader Arjun Singh, asked to step down as CM after the Churhat lottery scam.
Rafale verdict not a setback, still an issue in people's court: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia
Congress has been demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal.
The scene in Bhopal and Raipur, the capital cities of MP and Chhattisgarh, respectively, is somewhat similar.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were also present during the consultations when the frontrunners for the CM post from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh met Rahul Gandhi.
On the other hand, Chhattisgarh should be easier where the top post could go to state unit chief Bhupesh Baghel or legislative party leader T S Singhdeo.
Madhya Pradesh election results HIGHLIGHTS: Congress claims victory with 116 MLAs, Kamal Nath meets media
It continues to be a close battle between the Congress and the BJP. Will CM Chouhan retain his chair? We'll have to wait and see