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Congress plans Priyanka's boat ride to Varanasi

IANS  |  Lucknow 

In a unique initiative to connect with voters for the upcoming elections, Vadra will travel from Prayagraj to Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency from March 18 to 20.

According to leaders, Priyanka will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on March 18 to reach on March 20.

In fact, the has approached the election commission to seek a permission for Priyanka's boat ride.

The party assured the poll panel that it will comply with the model code of conduct.

Priyanka will address people at several places during her three-day journey, they said on Thursday.

Since her appointment as the and in-charge for (East) on January 23, the party workers have been pressing her to contest from

However, the Congress which released its two lists for 27 of 80 seats, has not announced her as a candidate for the 2019 elections yet.

According to party leaders, the Congress, through the boat ride, wants to highlight Modi's failure in cleaning the in the last five years, and the pain of people residing along the

Priyanka is seen as a turn-around for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, where the party has been out of power for the last 29 years.

Through the boat ride campaign, the party wants to revive itself in eastern which earlier remained its stronghold.

In 2014 elections, the Congress had won only two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress and Sonia Gandhi, respectively, while the BJP had won 71 seats.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 01:10 IST
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