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Priyanka Gandhi to begin Lok Sabha campaign from Prayagraj, Varanasi

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for Uttar Pradesh-East will be kick-starting the campaign for elections 2019 from Prayagraj.

She is slated to visit Prayagraj on March 18th from where she will also take a boat ride and meet people living along the holy river, Ganga.

During her visit, she is likely to also visit the Nehru family's ancestral home in the city.

After Prayagraj, Priyanka will head to covering the 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.

She is expected to return back to on March 20th.

Ahead of her Prayagraj visit, she will also be meeting booth level workers of the party in

As per party sources, the daylong meeting in will focus on election management and strengthening the party in the state.

As of now, the party has decided to contest all 80 seats at stake in after the and the announced their seat-sharing arrangement without making 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 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: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:28 IST