Lucknow, Feb 13 (PTI) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met party workers from Amethi — the paliamentary constituency represented by her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi — at the party headquarters here, a party leader said Wednesday.
Holding a marathon meeting with party workers, Priyanka Gandhi met party leaders and workers from Amethi at around 11.30 pm Tuesday, he said.
“Priyankaji first enquired the well being of party workers, and then asked ways of strengthening the party in the state. She also sought feedback on working of the Congress state unit, district unit, and the units up to the block and booth levels,” former state general secretary of Youth Congress Ashok Singh said.
According to Singh, Priyanka Gandhi said that she will “stand by” the party workers “wherever they want”.
“Priyanka told us that we should take along with us all sections of the society be it the youth, women or the elderly. Now that I have come, I want to see everyone united. Everyone should be ready for 2019 (Lok Sabha elections),” Singh said.
“When her attention was drawn towards the fact that the BJP and the RSS are going from door to door telling about the achievements of the Modi government, Priyanka said, “I am here. You people stay alert. Now, no one will be able to mislead. Now I will see,” he quoted the newly appointed Congress general secretary as saying.
He also said that in the meeting, there was no discussion on Union minister Smriti Irani, who had unsuccessfully contested the Amethi Lok Sabha seat and is likely to test her popularity there again.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.