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LS polls: Congress ropes in BJP MLA Avtar Singh Bhadana, student leader

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The in the presence of party Gandhi on Thursday reinducted BJP's Singh Bhadana into the outfit.

Bhadana, an MLA from Mirapur seat joined the a day after the party forged an alliance with the OBC-dominated Mahaan Dal.

Bhadana is a three-time from constituency in and one-time from in Uttar Pradesh

also admitted student leader, Sunil Yadav, who had shown black flags to on his visit to the

The Rahul Gandhi-led party is leaving no stone unturned in garnering support in Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for maximum number of seats in the

Also, in a bid to review the poll preparedness, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia conducted meetings with booth levels workers for over 12 hours. For past few days both the leaders have been meeting party workers at the ground level rigorously.

Scindia earlier this week had opined that Congress' poll strategy for the upcoming will be based on regional issues.

Giving insight of the meeting, a told ANI, "She (Priyanka) spoke to all the workers and asked them about their booths and their work. And said it was also discussed how to fight the elections in regions dominated by mafias".

Another worker underscored, "She asked in detail about every booth and about the meetings held."

On Monday, along with Scindia and brother conducted a fierce road show in

The roadshow was also the Congress's first mega show of strength in ahead of the 2019 elections.

According to sources, Priyanka is scheduled to visit several constituencies in eastern UP region from 18 February to 21 February.

She was formally ushered into the party fold on January 23 on "a mission" to transform its fortunes ahead of the elections due in a few months.

The decision to induct Priyanka was taken days after and decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls jointly and kept the Congress out of the alliance.

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First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 06:18 IST