NEW DELHI: The newly inducted Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his Tughlaq Road residence on Monday.
As per the report, Priyanka and other Congress leaders were discussed about the strategy for Uttar Pradesh-East as she has been made the general secretary for the region.
Congress General Secretary for UP-West Jyotiraditya Scindia, President of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Raj Babbar and party’s general secretary for Karnataka K C Venugopal were also present in the meeting.
Priyanka Gandhi has been made in-charge of 43 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress got only 8.4 per cent votes in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general elections. Congress won in Rae Bareli and Amethi.
This time it is going to be a tough challenge for Priyanka as Congress had 22 Members of Parliament (MPs) with four seats in Eastern Uttar Pradesh in 2009.
The situation became worst for the party after the 2017 state assembly elections, wherein, the party secured only two seats in the eastern region.
As per the report, Congress has been discussing Priyanka’s Uttar Pradesh tour and preparing a blueprint for the same.
Apart from this, the party is drafting a plan for 17 reserved seats and the Dalit majority seats along with that a strategy has been prepared for which the SC and ST department of the party has prepared a proposal for 4 rallies.
Priyanka Gandhi would also be present at a meeting of All India Congress Committee general secretaries and in-charges of various states, who have been called in Delhi on February 7.
The meeting has been called to plan the strategy and review the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul will conduct a meeting of state chiefs and Congress Legislature Party leaders on February 9 in the national capital.
With inputs from ANI