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Cong pins hope on Priyanka for Phulpur, Prayagraj seats

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The historic seat of once served as a gateway for the to the So is Prayagraj, which also sent Nehru to the Parliament.

A stronghold of the party for the first two decades after getting Independence, the constituency has since then mostly shuffled between the and the

Prayagraj, another parliamentary constituency, shares a similar narrative. Once recognised as the fortresses of the party, the two seats held the privilege of being represented by the likes of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Jawaharlal Nehru, and

"seat was the first VVIP seat of the country owing to the fact that the of the country fought from here in first three general elections," says Abhay Awasthi, former of Prayagraj unit.

"The seat holds relevance also because of the fact that the concept of opposition emerged from here. himself invited socialist to contest against him from to promote the spirit of democracy," he adds.

Last month, Congress for (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked-off her three-day long 'Ganga Yatra' from Prayagraj. The campaign was followed by the news reports that Congress could field Priyanka from this historic seat.

In one of her tweets before the campaign, Priyanka had shared a photo of the room at the famous Swaraj Bhawan where her grandmother was born.

It remains a matter of opinion whether the Congress is able to revive its past glory in Prayagraj.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:53 IST