After 16-hr meeting, Priyanka says ‘Getting views on how to fight LS polls to win’

New Delhi: On the campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which are due by May, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday finished her over-night meeting with the Congress workers and said: “I am getting their views on how to fight these elections to win.”

The 16-hour meeting began on Tuesday afternoon after she arrived in Lucknow from Jaipur in which she met with district presidents and workers form eight Lok Sabha constituencies including Amethi and Raebareli.

The other constituencies that were a part of the discussions were Lucknow, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh and Fatehpur.

She stated that “I’m learning a lot about the organisation, how it is structured and the changes that need to be made.”

On Monday, thousands of supporters greeted eastern Uttar Pradesh Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Western Uttar Pradesh general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia in Lucknow.

Despite Priyanka being accompanied by her brother and officials from the party, most of the slogans raised were in praise of Priyanka, with Rahul finding only a few mentions once in a while.

Uttar Pradesh is a politically important state as it has the most number of parliamentary seats, 80, and a party that performs well in the state has a chance to come at power in the centre.