Prime News, National (Lucknow), June 13:- Even as suspense over Congress president continues with Rahul Gandhi insisting on quitting the post, Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday demanded that Congress should project Priyanka Gandhi as party’s chief ministerial face ahead of Assembly election in the state.
The Congress workers from 42 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh had assembled at Rae Bareli’s Bhueamau Guest House where Priyanka was on a day-long visit to introspect over the cause of the party’s disappointing performance in the recently held Lok Sabha election. Priyanka, who is also Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, visited Rae Bareli with her mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. While Priyanka held meeting with Congress leaders to find out the cause for the party’s defeat in Uttar Pradesh, Sonia Gandhi has come to Rae Bareli to thank the party workers who helped her win from this seat.
After the daylong discussions, the Congress workers concluded that weak organisation was the main reason for the party’s poor show in Uttar Pradesh during the general election. The party workers also said in future Congress should fight all elections alone without stitching an alliance with any party whatsoever. During the meeting, Congress leader RK Chaudhary said that the party would not be able to put up a strong fight without expanding its vote bank in the state. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).