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Congress 'election chariot' arrives in Lucknow

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The 'Election Chariot' that proved to be lucky for the party during the Assembly elections in arrived at the party's office on Thursday for poll campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The top leadership of the party including Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and leaders and will be reaching out to voters in various Lok Sabha constituencies in riding on the 'Chariot'- a luxury bus specially equipped for campaigning purposes.

"We are fully prepared and we will win the elections in and all other states. The time is for the change as the youth, farmers and all others want to change. They have sold dreams and we are riding this chariot for realizing the dreams of people. All the top leadership of the party will be campaigning on it," said Ashok Singh,

Priyanka Gandhi will be kick-starting her campaign for Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Prayagraj on March 18, where she will meet people living on the banks of the holy river, Ganga. During her visit, she is likely to visit the Nehru family's ancestral home in the city. Ahead of her Prayagraj visit, Priyanka will also be meeting booth level workers of the party in

From Prayagraj, Priyanka will head to covering the Lok Sabha seats adjoining the district. In Varanasi, Priyanka is expected to visit various temples and Ghats, however, no official word of her schedule in has been released yet by the party.

As of now, the party has decided to contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in after the and the announced their seat-sharing arrangement without making Congress a part of their alliance. The two parties have agreed to not field their candidates from and Amethi.

The Lok Sabha elections, which are due in April-May, will see a high voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh this time around, where the BJP and its ally had almost swept by winning 74 seats in 2014. The Congress and the SP had won two and four seats, respectively, while the BSP drew a blank.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 10:33 IST