Reports of Priyanka Gandhi’s decision to enter politics and be the face of Congress in Uttar Pradesh took the BJP by surprise. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra took a jibe at the grand old party, saying ‘family is the party’ in the Congress and that the hunt for leadership is also limited to the Gandhi family.
Taking a dig at Congress over the developments regarding Priyanka, BJP said, “It shows that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has failed.”
“Congress is eager to bring in Priyanka Gandhi for UP, it is their internal matter. It makes three things clear. One is that the Congress can never come out of its family, they even want leadership in Gandhi family.” Patra told ANI.
“Congress’ attempt to bring in Priyanka shows that Rahul Gandhi has failed. If Rahul had succeeded that there would not have been called Priyanka,” he added.
GVL Narsimha Rao said that the people of UP have dumped Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Congress spokesperson Satya Dev Tripathi had said that Priyanka will step out of her family pocket boroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli to campaign for the party all over the state.
Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who has been roped in by the Congress to help and assist the party in Uttar Pradesh, has reportedly suggested that if Rahul declines to lead the party in the state, Priyanka by all means should.