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Demand to bring Priyanka into party fold openly displayed on streets of Allahabad

ANI  |  Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) 

Following the resounding defeat of the at the hands of its arch-rival the (BJP), there is clamour to bring Vadra.


In posters reportedly seen urging the president to give way for her daughter to take charge of the party.

The BJP-led secured an absolute majority in elections for the 16th by claiming 336 seats. Of these, the won in 282 seats. Among the other 15 parties in the coalition, only the SHS (19 seats) and the (16) managed to achieve double digit figures.

In contrast, the won just 44, its worst electoral performance since 1977.

Friday's result was the largest anti-incumbency vote in India's history. It was driven by a desire for change and anger against corruption and the sluggish economy fanned directly or indirectly by the Congress-led regime, which was in power for a decade.

It also represented the people's hope for a better under prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.

First Published: Sun, May 18 2014. 21:41 IST