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Priyanka holds marathon meeting with party workers

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Taking a break of just a few hours after night-long discussions with party workers, Vadra Wednesday resumed the exercise, prepping the party in eastern for the coming elections.

When asked by reporters about a 'muqabla' (contest) with Narendra Modi, the newly appointed AICC office bearer said, "Kar to rahe hein Rahulji, Modiji se muqabla (is already taking on Modi)."

She also played down the questioning of her husband by the Enforcement Directorate in Jaipur, in connection with an alleged land scam in Rajasthan's district.

"These things will keep on happening, I am doing my own work," she said.

On her marathon meeting with party workers, said she is happy to see the enthusiasm among them.

"I am learning a lot about the organisation and how it is structured. I am getting views on how to fight the elections," she said.

Forty-one of the constituencies in the state have been placed under her charge and the remaining 39 under Jyotiraditya Scindia.

and Scindia were appointed AICC general secretaries for UP east and UP west respectively in January and took charge last week.

Among the constituencies placed under Priyanka Gandhi's charge are the key seats of Lucknow, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, and

Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Pilibhit, Dhaurahra, and are some of the key constituencies in Scindia's charge.

Later, in the day, representatives of a pensioners' association met her, asking for the revival of a pension scheme replaced with a new one under the

Ajay Kumar Bandhu, who heads the for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS), said the employees are against the new scheme under which a part of the funds is invested in stocks.

Bandhu caimed Priyanka Gandhi assured the delegation that the old pension system will be implemented if the is voted to power.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 17:05 IST