On Day 2, Priyanka Gandhi meets grassroots party workers

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Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the second day of her Uttar Pradesh visit met party workers from various constituencies falling under eastern UP and took feedback from them about the ground situation, a senior party leader said on Tuesday.

Having cut short her visit on Monday soon after the road show, to fly to Jaipur to be with her husband Robert Vadra, being questioned about a land deal by the Enforcement Directorate, Priyanka arrived in the state capital shortly after noon and drove straight to the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) office, where she had lunch with select party leaders and met party workers.

Sources say Priyanka Gandhi was closeted with a small team of UPCC office during her stay in Lucknow after which she met party leaders from various districts. Aware that the party’s organisational structure was weak and not geared to take on the BJP cadre, she is learnt to be focussed on the “goodwill” that the grand old party still enjoys in many pockets.

“To start with she met many party workers who have been slogging it on the ground in very tough and challenging conditions over the past three decades,” a senior party leader told IANS, adding the morale of party workers was very high and that they hoped they would be battle-ready very soon.

On Monday, she had, along with brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, led a successful road show in the state capital.

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