Gorakhpur Congress unit wants Priyanka Gandhi to fight Lok Sabha elections from Yogi Adityanath's home turf

  • Yogi Adityanath represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha for four terms

  • 'Gorakhpur ki yahi pukar, Priyanka Gandhi Sansad is baar,' was one of the slogans printed on the Congress posters

  • We are highly motivated and excited as Priyanka Gandhi has been made in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Congress district unit chief said

Gorakhpur: The Gorakhpur's Congress unit on Sunday raised a demand for Priyanka Gandhi to be fielded from the constituency, depicting her as a modern "Jhansi ki Rani".

The district unit of the party raised the demand in two posters that came up in the stronghold of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who represented Gorakhpur between 1998 and 2017 in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha.

In the first poster, Congress party workers demanded that Priyanka Gandhi be made the Congress candidate from Gorakhpur for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 Gorakhpur Congress unit wants Priyanka Gandhi to fight Lok Sabha elections from Yogi Adityanaths home turf

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi. Reuters

The poster also mentioned the defeat of the BJP candidate from the Gorakhpur seat in the 2017 bypoll, held after it was vacated by Adityanath to become the chief minister.

The poster carries the slogan 'Gorakhpur ki yahi pukar, Priyanka Gandhi Sansad is baar'.

In the second poster, Priyanka is depicted as the queen of Jhansi, riding a white horse. The poster carries slogans like "Chaaro taraf baj raha danka, Bahan Priyanka - Bahan Priyanka" and "Desh ki ab yahi pukar, Congress aae abki baar."

Speaking to reporters, Anwar Hussain, general secretary of the Congress' district unit, said, "We are highly motivated and excited as Priyanka Gandhi has been made in-charge of the eastern Uttar Pradesh. We are asking the party to make her the candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Gorakhpur this time."

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Updated Date: Jan 28, 2019 10:13:34 IST