New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is campaigning for the grand old party in eastern Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha elections 2019, is scheduled to visit Varanasi on Wednesday. Notably, Varanasi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency.
The Congress’s general secretary kicked off her party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Monday by offering prayers at the Lette Hanuman temple near Sangam.
Notably, the younger sibling of party chief Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day boat ride on the Ganga as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign, which will end on Wednesday in Varanasi.
Here are the details for Priyanka Gandhi’s Varanasi visit:
9.00 AM: Reach Varanasi via road
10.00 AM: Will meet women representatives at Sheetla Mata temple
11.00 AM: Pooja at Sultakehswar temple
2.00 PM: Pay a visit at the residence of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri at Ramnagar
3.00 PM: Will meet locals and public representatives at Assi Ghat. From Assi, she will travel to Dashashwamegh Ghat via boat and will visit Kashi Vishwanath temple
4.00 PM: Priyanka will visit district congress office and meet the party workers
On Tuesday, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was left red faced as BJP supporters gathered outside a temple in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh raised pro-Modi slogans while the Congress general secretary was offering prayers. If reports are to be believed, hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers started shouting slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Gandhi got out of her car outside the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, eight kilometres from Mirzapur. Reports claimed that the slogans continued even as Gandhi entered the famous temple to pray.
Polling will be held in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh from April 11 to May 19. Results will be announced on May 23.