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Priyanka Gandhi marks political debut with mega roadshow in Lucknow

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Vadra, the newly-appointed for East Uttar Pradesh, on Monday made her much-awaited political debut by holding a mega roadshow along with in

Wearing a light coloured kurta and churidar with a white dupatta around her neck, Priyanka continuously waved at the cheering crowd; shaking hands at times with people who flocked the streets in huge numbers.

The 47-year-old leader, standing next to Rahul, was also joined by party and in-charge of western Jyotiraditya Scindia and

Priyanka's husband, Robert Vadra, also wished his wife over her "new journey".

"My best wishes to you P (Priyanka), on your new journey of working in and serving the people of You have been my best friend, a perfect wife and the best mother to our children. There is a very vindictive and vicious political atmosphere... But I know, it's her duty to serve the people and now we hand her to the people of Please keep her safe," Vadra wrote on

The enthusiastic gathering on the streets showered flowers on Priyanka and Rahul, who also adorned a white kurta-pyjama.

The duo sipped tea in between the roadshow. They also paid floral tributes to

Earlier in the day, Rahul and Priyanka received a grand welcome in as they were greeted with drum beats and loud cheers by thousands of supporters.

Party supporters were seen dancing, sloganeering and cheering ahead of Priyanka's maiden visit to after assuming office earlier this month.

Soon after their arrival at Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, the senior leaders embarked on their road show atop a white bus.

Later they shifted to a smaller vehicle, as the leaders were given rousing reception by the crowd who had been waiting for a glimpse of Priyanka-Rahul.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:28 IST