Priyanka Gandhi roadshow: Won't rest till Congress comes to power in UP, says Rahul Gandhi

Newly-appointed Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi blew the poll bugle for the Congress party with a roadshow in Lucknow on Monday.

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Rahul Gandhi says 'chowkidar' has failed to provide employment to the youth of this country & urges" people to oust the BJP from power.
11 Feb 2019, 5:54 PM IST
UP Congress unit chief Raj Babbar: “It's a proud moment for us that Priyanka Gandhi is starting her political career from here.”
11 Feb 2019, 5:46 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Lucknow reaches Congress office. Priyanka was accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and incharge of the western region, Jyotiraditya Scindia and other party leaders.
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Lucknow: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. BR Ambedkar.
11 Feb 2019, 5:01 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow reaches Raj Bhawan, PWD office. Now 1.5 km away from the state Congress office, where the rally will culminate.
11 Feb 2019, 4:57 PM IST
Aa gayi badlaav ki aandhi, Rahul sang Priyanka Gandhi" (The storm is coming, Rahul along with Priyanka Gandhi), is a favourite slogan among the supporters, many of whom wore caps and T-shirts with Priyanka's picture embossed on them.
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Rahul Gandhi: The country's 'chowkidaar' stole money from Uttar Pradesh, other states and Air Force. 'Chowkidaar chor hai'. Uttar Pradesh is the heart of the country. We'll play on the front-foot. Scindia Ji, Priyanka Ji and I won't rest until a government of Congress' ideology is formed here."
11 Feb 2019, 4:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi reiterates his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Rafale deal during party's mega roadshow in Lucknow, says 'chowkidar chor hai' slogan. Congress workers join him in raising slogan.
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Due to dangling electrical wires, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia leave their bus and sit on top of a smaller SUV for further road show.
11 Feb 2019, 3:02 PM IST
Indian Youth Congress National President Keshav Yadav and National Vice President Shri Srinivas joins the mega roadshow in Lucknow.
11 Feb 2019, 2:50 PM IST
As per ground reports, the entire stretch of the Lalbagh crossing road is now packed with party workers and supports gathered to extended their support to Priyanka Gandhi. They are raising slogan such as Dehen karo Modi ki Lanka, behen Priyanka benen Priyanka.
11 Feb 2019, 2:35 PM IST
Lucknow is filled to the brim with Congress supporters that have gathered to see Congress President RahulGandhi and GS Incharges UP East and West Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia during their roadshow: Congress tweeted along with the images below.
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Congress General Secretary for Western UP thanking at the massive crowd gathered in the mega roadshow in Lucknow. (Image: Congress Sevadal/ Twitter)
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It has been one hour since the road started and the rally is now getting bigger with every kilometre. Flowers are being showered at Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi by Congress workers and supporters present at the event.
11 Feb 2019, 1:50 PM IST
Congress 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.
11 Feb 2019, 1:44 PM IST
From number 4 party in Uttar Pradesh, Congress aims to rise as a top contender in the race to Lok Sabha Polls with this rally headed by Priyanka Gandhi. Congress workers and supports in heavy numbers have joined the roadshow with Congress flags and cut-outs having certain political comments.
11 Feb 2019, 1:30 PM IST
The mega roadshow which started from the airport will end after a 15-kms stretch at Congress head-office in Lucknow.
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Priyanka Gandhi has started the mega roadshow on an open top bus with brother Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Raj Babbar. Hundreds of Congress workers accompany along the roadside.
11 Feb 2019, 1:10 PM IST
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After the roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi will meet leaders from as many as 42 Lok Sabha seats. Reports suggest that each seat has been given a time of one hour for the talks. During her five-day visit to the state, Priyanka will meet leaders from Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpurr, Illahabad, Foolpur, Dharoha among others.
11 Feb 2019, 1:06 PM IST
The Congress will contest in all 80 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The party decided to contest along after the SP-BSP alliance decided to contest in 38 seats each giving two to the grand old party.
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Congress workers are present at the venue with some wearing t-shirts that reads - Chowkidar Chor Hai
11 Feb 2019, 12:53 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi along with Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia and other Congress leaders have boarded an open top bus and are expected to begin with the road show shortly.
11 Feb 2019, 12:49 PM IST
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi reaches Lucknow airport with brother Rahul Gandhi. To kickstart roadshow shortly.
11 Feb 2019, 12:14 PM IST
Ahead of the roadshow in Lucknow, Priyanka Gandhi makes her Twitter debut. Her account can be found on the micro-blogging site by the name Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
11 Feb 2019, 11:34 AM IST
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As per reports, Priyanka Gandhi has now reached residence of Sonia Gandhi in the national capital. She will leave for Lucknow with Rahul Gandhi shortly.
11 Feb 2019, 11:06 AM IST
They are calling this roadshow but BJP sees this as Chor machaye shor. Gandhi-Vardra family is out on bail. They cannot hold road show but a Chor show. People of UP, especially Lucknow, will come to see corrupt faces of those who looted Rs 12 lakh cr of this nation: BJP leader SN Singh told ANI.
11 Feb 2019, 11:03 AM IST
As per reports, Priyanka Gandhi will also garland the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Sardar Patel in Lucknow’s main Hazratganj intersection and later the statue of Rajiv Gandhi at the Congress office.
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The 15-km roadshow in Lucknow will end at the iconic Nehru Bhawan, the office of the UP Congress Committee. This will be the first visit of Priyanka Gandhi to this office which was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
11 Feb 2019, 11:00 AM IST
Newly announced general secretary in charge of eastern UP Jyotiraditya Scindia will also attend the roadshow in Lucknow along with Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi is currently at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi where Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu is sitting on a one-day fast protest demanding speacial status for Andhra Pradesh.
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This is an internal matter of Congress that they have made Priyanka ji the General Secy. Our PM says beti bachao beti padhao while Congress Sonia Gandhi slogan is beti lao bete ko bachao: BJP is not at all worried and she is welcome: UP BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh told news agency ANI.
11 Feb 2019, 10:31 AM IST
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Congress workers wear t-shirts with Congress General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's face to welcome her ahead of her road show with Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow today.
11 Feb 2019, 10:17 AM IST
Newly appointed Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reaches Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi. Will fly for Lucknow to attend the mega rally shortly.

Congress roadshow in UP LIVE UPDATES: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday flagged-off 'Mission UP' with a mega roadshow in Lucknow weeks after making her entry into active politics as the Congress general secretary in-charge for eastern UP. Priyanka is being accompanied by her brother and party President Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia and other senior party leaders. This is Priyanka Gandhi's first public rally which covers a stretch of around 15 kms from Lucknow airport to Nehru Bhawan Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) headquarters. Both Priyanka and Rahul received a grand welcome by party workers. This roadshow is said to be Congress' first mega show of strength in Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. 

All roads leading to Congress’s office in Lucknow from Amausi Airport are decked up with hoardings, banners and posters welcoming the three leaders. The roadshow will weave its way through important places in the city like Charbagh railway station, Hussainganj, GPO, Raj Bhawan round-about and Hazratganj. After the roadshow, the three leaders will garland the statues of Dr BR Ambedkar, Mahatama Gandhi and Sardar Patel at GPO in Hazratganj.

A team of the Special Protection Group (SPG) is already camping ahead of the visit and is finalising the security plan, which includes sanitising the area where the Priyanka will move around in the office. Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi is likely to return to Delhi the same day, Priyanka and Scindia will stay in UP for the next three days holding to hold meetings with office bearers and also plan the strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

In-charge of 42 of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi will meet senior leaders of the party constituency-wise during her visit. Each constituency is being allotted a different time to meet the senior leadership, during which all issues related to their areas will be discussed in detail. Priyanka and Scindia will hold meetings for around 12 hours daily during their visit. The party in Uttar Pradesh is seeing the visit as the virtual launch of the Congress campaign in the state, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.