‘Aapko Koi Aur Chehra Dikh Raha Hai…’, Priyanka Gandhi on Being Congress’ CM Face in Uttar Pradesh | WATCH
UP Elections 2022: Priyanka Gandhi was addressing a press conference when a reporter asked who will be the Congress' CM in UP, to which she quipped, "Aapko koi aur chehra dikh raha Hai (Can you see any other face)."
New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hinted at being party’s chief ministerial face in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh election 2022. She was addressing a press conference when a reporter asked who will be the Congress’ CM in UP, to which Priyanka quipped, “Aapko koi aur chehra dikh raha Hai (Can you see any other face).” This comes a day after reports claimed that Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming UP polls from Mainpuri’s Karhal Assembly constituency.
#WATCH Do you see anyone else's face from the Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh? You can see my face everywhere: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being asked about the chief ministerial face of Congress in the upcoming UP Assembly elections pic.twitter.com/NOt1uZKBU6
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 21, 2022
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Earlier last year, veteran Congress leader Salman Khurshid had said that the party would contest the UP assembly polls under party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s leadership and she herself would decide on the issue of whether she would be party’s chief ministerial candidate or not.
UP Elections 2022
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases from Feb 10. The term of the existing assembly elected in 2017 will expire on 14 May 2022. The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has a total of 403 seats, with 202 being the majority mark. These 403 constituencies are distributed across seven broad regions – West UP (44 constituencies), Ruhelkhand (52), Doab (73), Awadh (78), Bundelkhand (19), East UP (76) and North East UP (61).
In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections, the BJP registered a massive victory securing 312 seats, while the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party managed 47. Mayawati’s BSP had to contend with 19 seats and the Congress was relegated to the fourth spot with just seven seats.
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