In a bid to strengthen Team Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed six additional AICC secretaries for Uttar Pradesh – three each attached to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia said a press release.
Appointments of AICC Secretaries for UP (West) & UP (East). pic.twitter.com/pJed9JXANd
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Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia were appointed AICC general secretary in-charge of UP East and UP west respectively in January and took charge earlier this month. Priyanka Gandhi has been assigned the responsibility to look after 41 seats Lok Sabha Seats while Scindia will look after party’s affairs in remaining 39 seats. Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 Lok Sabha Seats.
As per the release by AICC, Zubair Khan, Kumar Ashish, and Bajirao Khade were named as AICC secretaries attached to Priyanka Gandhi. While Rana Goswami, Dhiraj Gurjar, and Rohit Chaudhary were named as AICC secretaries attached to Scindia.
Prakash Joshi and Naseeb Singh were relieved from their duties as AICC secretaries, the statement said.
Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiradity Scindia held a series of discussions with party workers last week in Lucknow, with at least one session lasting through the night. Both General Secretaries along with Congress President also held a massive rally in Lucknow on February 11.
Priyanka had on Feb 14 canceled her maiden press meet as the Congress General Secretary in Lucknow following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Personnel were killed.
Priyanka Gandhi earlier this week also held interaction with Party Workers in Bundelkhand. She reportedly said, ‘I cannot do a miracle. I need your support for strengthening the party in the state,” said the leader, quoting Priyanka.
Priyanka Gandhi also reviewed the booth-level organization in 19 assemblies and Four Lok Sabha Seats – Jhansi-Lalitpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur and Banda that fall under that region.
With Samajwadi Party(SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) stitched an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Congress has intensified its efforts to revive the party for Lok Sabha Polls 2019 in the state that sends 80 parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.