New Delhi/ Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra embarked on her political journey from the top of a truck that drove through the streets of Lucknow on Monday as her party launched its campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and incharge of the western region, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the beaming 47-year-old sported a kurta and a stole, and waved at the teeming party workers jostling for a glimpse.
“Come, let’s build a new future, new politics with me. Thank you,” she said in her message to the people ahead of the visit to the state.
When the three leaders embarked on a roughly 25-km-long roadshow, from the airport to the party headquarters, to woo voters in the Lok Sabha polls, rose petals and marigold garlands were showered at their cavalcade.
As her ‘rath’ inched through major thoroughfares, enthusiastic people and party members took vantage positions to click a prized photo.
Enthusiastic Congress workers took to the streets to celebrate the arrival of the two new AICC incharges, with party tricolours and hoardings all over giving the city a festive look.
Some posters showed Priyanka in ‘Durga Mata’ avatar riding on a lion....