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Rahul puts 41 seats in UP under Priyanka, 39 under Scindia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Lucknow 

has placed 41 constituencies in under the charge of Vadra and 39 parliamentary segments under Jyotiraditya Scindia, a party statement said Tuesday.

and were appointed AICC in-charge UP east and UP west respectively in January and took charge last week.

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

Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Pilibhit, Dhaurahra, Kanpur, and Farrukhabad, were some of the key constituencies placed under Scindia's charge.

A day after making her debut in Uttar Pradesh's political arena as Congress's general secretary, Tuesday got down to business, holding a marathon strategy session at the party office in to script her party's victory in the upcoming parliamentary polls.

Returning to the state capital after a short visit to Jaipur, where her husband and his mother appeared before the ED in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in Rajasthan's border town of Bikaner, Gandhi got cracking at the UP headquarters.

Immediately after reaching the party office, she was closeted with senior leaders and office bearers of Lucknow, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, Prayagraj, Ambedkar Nagar, Sitapur, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Bahraich, and constituencies to galvanise the party's preparations for the elections.

Party sources said she held meetings till late in the evening with 10-20 people each from these constituencies to gauge the situation on the ground.

In an adjoining room, the newly appointed incharge of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, held deliberations with leaders from the constituencies he has been asked to groom.

Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia, along with Rahul Gandhi, had held a grand roadshow here on Monday, raising hopes of a turnaround in the party's fortunes.

Virtually launching the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign, had asserted that it was the time to uproot the BJP and form government in the state.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:45 IST