Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Highlights: Won’t rest until Congress comes to power in UP, says Rahul Gandhi

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Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow: Both Priyanka and Scindia will be in Lucknow today on their maiden visit after being given major responsibilities by the party.

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Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi made her debut in active politics on Monday with a massive roadshow in the Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia were among the other party leaders who were part of are slowly moving towards the party headquarter where the roadshow will conclude.

Rahul, Priyanka and Jyotiraditya reached Lucknow earlier today to hold a 15-kilometre long road show. Priyanka is also slated to address a mega rally later today. While Rahul is expected to return to Delhi today, Priyanka and Jyotiraditya will hold discussions with state party leaders on election preparedness.

Today’s roadshow has come as a boost for thousands of Congress workers in the state after the poor show by the party in last few elections, be it 2014 general elections, or 2017 Uttar Pradesh polls.

The moment Congress leaders climbed up the bus, Congress workers started showering rose petals at them. The BJP, on the other hand, while reacting to the roadshow, expressed confidence that Priyanka Gandhi’s entry in Uttar Pradesh will not impact their votes.

Hopes are riding high on Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia whom the party workers and supporters believe will turn the party’s political fortunes in the state, which as 80 parliamentary seats. In 2014, the BJP had wrested 71 seats. Uttar Pradesh, which has the largest Lok Sabha seats in the country plays an important role in formation of governments at the Centre.

 

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18:31 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Congress party will fight to transform UP: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Presiden Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP. He said: "The hollow promises of Modi have come to light. Congress workers must fight this battle with issues that concern the youth, farmers. There are no dearth of issues. Congress party will fight to transform UP and the nation."

18:04 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Rafale 

Citing a newspaper report, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the Prime Minister undermined Air Force by running parallel negotiations. He further alleged that PM Modi looted Rs 30,000 crore and gave that to Anil Ambani. 

17:40 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Congress will fight against injustice in UP: Rahul Gandhi

I have appointed Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia as the General Secretaries of UP. I have clearly instructed that they should fight against the injustice meted out against UP: Congress President Rahul Gandhi 

17:25 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Rahul Gandhi pays floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress President Rahul Gandhi pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

17:14 (IST)11 Feb 2019
I won't rest until Congress comes to power in UP: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said: Nation's 'chowkidaar' stole money from Air Force. 'Chowkidaar chor hai'. "UP is the heart of the country. We'll play on front-foot. Scindia Ji, Priyanka Ji & I won't rest until a govt of Congress' ideology is formed here," Rahul Gandhi said.

16:59 (IST)11 Feb 2019
The country wants change: Congress

Congress in a tweet says: 'The message from the crowds at the Lucknow road show is clear; the country wants change kyunki #ChowkidarChorHai.'

16:38 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Robert Vadra hails 'perfect wife' Priyanka

On a day Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was making her debut visit to Uttar Pradesh as Congress general secretary, her husband Robert Vadra on Monday said she was a "perfect wife" and "the best mother" to their children and now the time had come to hand her to the people of India. "Please keep her safe," Vadra said, doffing his hat to his "best friend" over the years and warning her against the prevailing "vindictive and vicious" political atmosphere.

16:20 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi on Rafale

Nation's 'chowkidaar' stole money from Uttar Pradesh, other states, & Air Force. 'Chowkidaar chor hai'. UP is the heart of the country. We'll play on front-foot. Scindia Ji, Priyanka Ji & I won't rest until a govt of Congress' ideology is formed here, says Rahul Gandhi

15:59 (IST)11 Feb 2019
The aim is not only to form the government in the Centre, but in the state as well: Rahul Gandhi

The aim is not only to form the government in the Centre, but in the state as well. Thanks to the people of Lucknow for such a massive welcome  amid chants of 'chowkidar chor hai'.

15:26 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Will her her entry in UP politics impact votes

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15:21 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Will she be the game changer?

With Priyanka Gandhi holding roadshow in Uttar Pradesh today, it remains to be seen whether she will be game changer in not only Uttar Pradesh but also country's politics. She is already carrying the burden of reviving the party's fortune on her shoulders as party workers have high hopes on her.

15:05 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Congress leaders continue roadshow

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, party for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia continue their roadshow in Lucknow along with other party leaders . The cavalcade will cover 15 kilometres

14:41 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Priyanka said she hopes to start a 'new kind of politics'

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14:31 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Priyanka, Jyotiraditya took charge of UP last week

Priyanka Gandhi (47) and Scindia (48) took charge as AICC general secretary UP east and UP west respectively last week. The Congress seems to have learnt its lessons from 2014, and has been scaling up its operations on social media platforms to challenge the BJP on a front which has been the saffron party's forte.

14:19 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Priyanka makes political debut in UP

Marking her political debut ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi arrived at the Lucknow airport Monday afternoon to a rousing reception by party leaders and workers. Accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and in-charge of the western region, Jyotiraditya Scindia, a beaming Priyanka Gandhi waved at partymen jostling for a glimpse of her. As her 'rath' rolled on, it was a selfie galore with enthusiastic partymen taking vantage positions to click prized photographs for posterity.

14:13 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Tough job ahead of Priyanka

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14:05 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Party workers shouting 'Chowkidar chor hai'

With th cavalcade slowly moving towards the destination, party workers are shouting 'Chwokidar chor hai'. The party has organised roadshow in Lucknow today ahead of general elections to be held in few months. Its been i hour since the roadshow has begin

14:00 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Large crowd of party workers moving along cavalcade

A large number of Congress workers and supporters are moving along the cavalcade during the roadshow in Lucknow at the moment. Expectations clearly high on Priyanka Gandhi from party members. Hopes have run high on Priyanka Gandhi by party workers in Uttar Pradesh. What the results willl be only, time will tell, but one thing is for sure. Priyanka Gandhi is being given a massive welcome by party workers in the state.

13:55 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates: Watch video

Massive road show has begin in Lucknow. The cavalcade with  Congress leaders is moving slowly at its destination point  at Congress headquareters in the state.  

13:52 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow roadshow Live Updates:BJP says Priyanka's Uttar Pradesh visit inconsequential

BJP's UP in-charge Dushyant Gautam said that Priyanka Gandhi's visit to Uttar Pradesh is inconsequential. "It's not a campaign but projection of Priyanka Gandhi because Rahul Gandhi has failed," Gautam said. Speaking on whether she has made the contest tougher, the BJP in-charge said: "Nothing will change on the ground. No matter what they do, they can not save their two seats in the state (Amethi and Raebareli)." He further said that Priyanka's entry may be new to the media but BJP knew it before "because the Congress is a dynastic party".

When asked how the BJP would counter the Congress this time, Gautam said that the party workers were already on the ground and visiting beneficiaries of several policies. He, however, did not spell out if and when the BJP will hold such a mega road-show in the state. "You will know when it happens," Gautam said.

13:50 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi won't make any difference in Uttar Pradesh, says Govardhan Jhadapiya

BJP UP co-in-charge Govardhan Jhadapiya said that Priyanka Gandhi won't make any difference in Lok Sabha Election. "Priyanka has been there for a long time. She had campaigned on 44 Lok Sabha seats last time but got only two. It's (Priyanka's roadshow) all a created hype and will make no difference in results in general elections," Jhadapiya said in conversation with Financial Express Online.

When asked about the BJP's plans in UP, Jhadapiya said that he has been there since January 20. "We are working here with the party workers. The Congress is now doing a mega show but go to rural areas and see what they have done in the last six decades. They have ruled enough, what do they want to change now? The public has seen their governance," the BJP co-in-charge said.

Jhadapiya is confident that the BJP would get nothing less than 74 seats this time suggesting that SP-BSP alliance or Congress will not affect its prospect in a three-way contest.

13:24 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: The cavelgate still in the airport

The cavelvate of the Congress leaders is still inside the airport. They have already climbed the bus for the roadshow.  With party workers in large number, the road near airport is totally jammed, questioning the preparedness of the local administration.

13:17 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Road shoe begins

The Priyanka Gandhi roadshow has begun. Priyanka Gandhi regularly waving at party supporters in her trademark style. Congress workers have thronged the city in large numbers to be part of the massive roadshow. A lot is expected of her for the Congress in the upcoming general elections. It is 15 km roadshow.

13:07 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka and Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives in Lucknow

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka and Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives in Lucknow. They have climbed the bus and will begin the roadshow soon.  The bus that is being used is considered lucky for the Congress, as it is the same bus that was used during the campaign in Punjab Assembly elections 

12:35 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Congress to contest in all 80 seats

The Congress will contest in all 80 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It has decided to contest along after the SP-BSP alliance decided to contest in 38 seats each giving two to the grand old party. Party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Sindhia will be in Lucknowe today for the road show,

12:27 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: What are Priyanka Gandhi's weaknesses

While Priyanka Gandhi certainly has charisma, that can help Congress fo better than expected, her entry in politics has come at a time when her husband businessman Robert Vadra is facing a number of cases.  Recently, she was seen accompanying Vadra in an Enforcement Directorate Office, where he was questioned in a money laundering case. 

12:22 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: What are Priyanka Gandhi's strong points?

With the entry of Priyanka Gandhi in the Congress formally, party workers hopes have increased, while her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi has advised her not to expect magic since the beginning, there seems to be a ner energy enthused in the party. She has a charisma that can  even surprise the Opponentsopponents. 

12:17 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Will priyanka make an impact?

After Priyanka Gandhi's joining Congress formally, there is new excitement among party workers. But whether this excitement will translate into votes, only time will tell. the Congress general secretary along with brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Lucknow today for a roadshow. Meanwhile, she has also joined Twitter today.

12:07 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Priyanka joins Twitter

Just minutes before her roadshow in Lucknow, the Congress general secretary has joined Twitter. She, her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi  and Jyotiraditya Scindia will hold a roadshow today for 21 km march. 

11:43 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Poster in Lucknow to welcome party leaders

Posters he been put across the state to welcome Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia in Lucknow. While Rahul will return to Delhi today evening, Priyanka and Jyotiraditya will be in Lucknow to discuss poll strategies with state Congress leaders. 

Photo: ANI UP
10:50 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Congress workers ready for a grand welcome

Congress workers wear T-shirts with party general secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's face to welcome her before the road show with her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow today.

Photo: ANI UP
10:38 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates BJP sees road show as Chor machaye shor: SN Singh

They're calling this roadshow but BJP sees this as 'Chor machaye shor'. Gandhi-Vardra family is out on bail. They can't hold roadshow but a 'Chor show'. People of UP, especially Lucknow, will come to see corrupt faces of those who looted Rs 12 Lakh Cr of this nation: SN Singh, BJP leader and state minister.

10:19 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Posters on Priyanka Gandhi ahead of Congress show ofstrength

A number of posters in Lucknow show Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi as Goddes Durga ahead of her road shows in the Uttar Pradesh capital today. The roadshow is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.

Image: ANI UP
10:04 (IST)11 Feb 2019
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Ahead of her visit in Lucknow, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said she was excited to be among party workers in the state.

10:01 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP

Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of seats for Lok Sabha in the country, which is 80. During the 2014 Parliamentary elections, BJP won 71seats, helping it to form government at the Centre along with other NDA partners. The Congress has appointed Priyanka Gandhi as general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East and Jyotiraditya Scindia for Uttar Pradesh west hoping to win crucial seats from the state.

09:44 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi to attend

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will attend Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Lucknow today. Jyotiraditya Scindia, general secretary for Uttar Pradesh east will also take part. The party is contesting the in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha alone.  It decided not to be party of the SP-BSP alliance, after the latter decided to keep only two seats for the grand old party.

09:27 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live Updates: Show of strength to begin from 12 noon

Priyanka Gandhi roadshow's rod show is expected to start from 12 noon, soon after she reached Lucknow along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia. While Priyanka and Jyotiraditya will stay in Lucknow to discuss election preparedness, Rahul Gandhi will return by today evening.

08:46 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live: Rahul Gandhi tweets

Ahead of his visit in Uttar Pradesh capital, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the roadshow will begin at 12 noon. He added that the roadshow will be held between Lucknow airport to Congress headquarters in the state. 

Image: ANI UP
08:38 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live: First roadshow after joining Congress

It will be the first roadshow by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi today after formally joining Congress. She will be in the state for few days along with another general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia to prepare roadmap for the party ahead of Lok Sabha elections. There are 80 seats in Lok Sabha up for grabs.

08:09 (IST)11 Feb 2019
Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow Live: Priyanka Gandhi roadshow in Lucknow

Days after being given charges of Uttar Pradesh East, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will take part in a roadshow in Lucknow today. She will be accompanied by her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi as well as  Jyotiraditya Scindia, which has been made party's general secretary in Uttar Pradesh West.  

priyanka gandhi in lucknow live, priyanka gandhi in lucknow live updates Priyanka Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi. (File photo: PTI)“Come, let’s build a new future, new politics with me. Thank you,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in her message to the people. In his message, Scindia said, “Tomorrow I am coming to be with you. The youth of Uttar Pradesh need a roadmap for the future and the state needs change.” “Come align with us and bring change to Uttar Pradesh,” he added further.
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