Priyanka Gandhi puts off Lucknow presser after Kashmir terror attack, says would be inappropriate


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the recently appointed secretary general of the Congress, postponed her long-awaited press conference in Lucknow on Thursday after a terrorist attack in Jammu and the Pulwama district of Kashmir. At least 30 jawans from the Central Reserve Police Force died in the incident.

“I do not think it’s appropriate to talk about politics at this time,” said Priyanka Gandhi, who was accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scidnia, the general secretary of the Congress in charge of Uttar Pradesh West.

Priyanka, who has been entrusted with eastern Uttar Pradesh, has been in Lucknow since Monday to prepare for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. On Monday, she launched the campaign with a big roadshow for ‘Mission UP’, on her first visit to the state since her brother Rahul Gandhi appointed her general secretary of the party last month. He is expected to return to Delhi on February 15.

Priyanka’s entry into politics has brought fresh energy to party workers, especially after she was rejected by the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav and the Bahujan Samaj Party led by Mayawati in the state.

In the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, the party won 2 seats out of the 80 seats that the state sends to the lower house.

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On Tuesday, a day after the roadshow in which she was accompanied by her brother and the president of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, and by Jyotiraditya Scindia, in the west of UP, Priyanka and Scindia held closed-door meetings with party workers in Lucknow .

It is said that both leaders asked a series of questions from the party workers about their respective constituencies to assess their readiness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Some of the questions Priyanka asked included: “What is the number of your stand? How many towns do you have in your constituency? “, Etc.

Priyanka also asked the workers to forget their interpersonal differences and to work together for the Lok Sabha elections.