Priyanka in Lucknow Live: 30km-long mega road show of Congress begins
Lucknow: The 30-kilometer-long mega roadshow of Congress ends amid ‘anti-Modi’ slogans, in Hanzratganj, on Monday. Party president Rahul Gandhi concluded his speech, urging people to vote for the change.
It is to be mentioned that, the newly appointed Congress general secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi along with party president rahul gandhi and senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia reached Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow this morning and kicked off a 30-kilometre-long mega rally conducted by party members.
Highlights of the Roadshow:
-He also said BJP did nothing for the betterment and development of the citizens.
-While addressing public rally, Rahul Gandhi, targets Modi-led BJP government on Rafale and corruption.
-To avoid any mishappening both the congress leaders, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress party president Rahul Gandhi sat down on the roof of their car.
-The mega roadshow had come to a halt near Burlingtonn intersection due to high-tension electric wires hanging loosely from the polls.
-Party president Rahul and the public shout out ‘anti-Modi’ slogans. The party workers and other public repeated slogans like “Gali-Gali main shor hai, chowkidaar chor hai,” after Rahul Gandhi.
-To extend their support hundreds of party workers and supports have jam-packed the entire stretch of the Lalbagh crossing road, with slogan such as “Dehen karo Modi ki Lanka, behen Priyanka benen Priyanka”.
-Rahul, Priyanka and Scindia greet the thousands of well wishers gathered along the path of their roadshow in Lucknow.
-Flowers are being showered at Priyanka and Rahul by Congress workers and supporters present at the event.
-Thousands of people have joined the rally, making it swelled up with more number of people joining in with every kilometre.
-Party President Rahul Gandhi also waved a Rafale cutout during the roadshow to hit out at PM Narendra Modi for allegedly revoking anti-corruption clauses ahead of signing the Rafale jet aircraft deal.
-Rahul and Priyanka were received with thumping slogans and much zeal and enthusiasm.
-Priyanka Gandhi started the mega roadshow on an open top bus with brother Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Raj Babbar.
-Congress workers are present at the venue with some wearing t-shirts that reads – Chowkidar Chor Hai
-Priyanka Gandhi reaches Amausi airport with brother Rahul Gandhi.
-Ahead of the roadshow in Lucknow, Priyanka joins the micro-blogging site, twitter by the name Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
-The whole Lucknow city has been covered with party’s banners and the posters of Rahul and Priyanka, depicting Mrs. Vadra as ‘Ma Durga’, hindu goddess.
To accompany their leader a pink brigade ‘Priyanka Sena’, which has some 500 Congress workers, could also be seen in the show.
This army of Priyanka has a pink uniform with her photo printed along with a message. The group, however, is not new, they say, but has a “dress code” for the first time so the new Congress general secretary feels she has a “disciplined force” behind her.
“Our message is that Priyanka Gandhi represents women across India and that crimes against women should stop,” said a worker.
“Desh ke samman mein, Priyanka ji maidan mein, Maan bhi denge, samman bhi denge, waqt padega toh jaan bhi denge (To honour the country, with Priyanka Gandhi in the field, we’ll give our respect and if needed, we’ll lay down our lives as well),” says the slogan on their shirts.
Mrs. Vadra’s entry in the active politics is seen as the Congress’ big hope for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Reviving Congress fortunes in the eastern part of UP will be a symbolic victory for the party as Allahabad has been home to the Nehru family and was also former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Sastri’s Lok Sabha seat. Neighbouring Phulpur also used to be India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s Lok Sabha seat.
Ms Gandhi has been tasked with turning around the fortunes of the party in eastern UP, which accounts for around 40 Lok Sabha seats.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted about this campaign on his official twitter handle:
लखनऊ आ रहा हूँ|
प्रियंका गांधी वाड्रा जी और ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया जी साथ होंगे|
दोपहर करीब 12 बजे, लखनऊ के हवाई अड्डे से पार्टी मुख्यालय तक रोड-शो का आयोजन किया गया है|
आप सभी से मिलने को उत्साहित हूँ| pic.twitter.com/H0yuBQvthM
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 11, 2019
On her four-day tour of the state, Priyanka Gandhi will take out a 30-kilometre-long mega roadshow running well from Amausi airport to Congress headquarters in Lucknow’s Mall Avenue , through some of the most congested areas of the city.
Apart from the roadshow, she will also address meetings in specific constituencies. After her tour Priyanka Gandhi is also scheduled to visit other areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh before returning to Delhi.
-Priyanka Gandhi, husband Robert Vadra reach Rahul Gandhi’s residence.
-Congress headquarters in Lucknow decked up ahead of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s rally in Lucknow.