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Indira 2.0 and reality: Can Priyanka take Cong beyond Amethi, Rae Bareli?

Banners and tweets have come up likening Priyanka with her charismatic grandmother. But the first challenge for her is to take the Congress beyond Amethi and Rae Bareli

Indira 2.0 and reality: Can Priyanka take Cong beyond Amethi, Rae Bareli?

In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of then Congress president Sonia Gandhi and sister of the party’s heir apparent Rahul Gandhi, had courted a controversy by using the word “neech (lowly)” while making a statement on then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial bet Narendra Modi.   Replying to Modi’s diatribe against former PM and her father, the late Rajiv Gandhi, Priyanka, who was then overseeing poll management for Sonia and Rahul in Rae Bareli and Amethi constituencies, respectively, had flayed the BJP ...