Congress President Rahul Gandhi outside the Parliament
Congress president Rahul Gandhi outside Parliament | Prem Singh/ThePrint
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s statement comes after the party announced Priyanka Gandhi will be in charge of eastern UP ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Amethi: Welcoming his sister’s entry into active politics, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said he was “very happy” that Priyanka will assist him in the Lok Sabha polls.

“I am very happy that my sister Priyanka will assist me in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls, she is very capable,” Rahul said.

He also said that Jyotiraditya Scindia is a dynamic youth leader.

His comments came hours after Priyanka became AICC general secretary and was made in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Scindia was given the charge of western Uttar Pradesh.

To a question, Rahul said, “We won’t play on the backfoot, we will play on the frontfoot, be it Gujarat or Uttar Pradesh.”

On being kept out of the SP-BSP alliance, he said, “SP, BSP have formed alliance in Uttar Pradesh to defeat the BJP. I have no animosity against them. I have to take forward Congress ideology.”

His remarks assume significance in the light of the Congress party’s decision to go it alone in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul, however, said that he was ready to “cooperate” with these parties to defeat the BJP.

The Congress president arrived here in the morning on a two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency.

He would meet and discuss issues with people in his home constituency.- PTI


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  1. Now where is your comment to MY COUNTRIES HON BLE PRIME MINISTER MR. NARENDRA MODIJI THAT HE IS HIDING IN D.M. S PALLU.
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