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Priyanka hits campaign trail

Hitting the campaign trail in party citadels Amethi and Rae Bareli, star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday told party workers to bury internal differences for the success of the Congress while making it clear that groupism would not be tolerated.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2012 00:06 IST
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Hitting the campaign trail in party citadels Amethi and Rae Bareli, star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday told party workers to bury internal differences for the success of the Congress while making it clear that groupism would not be tolerated.

To keep a watch on groupism, flying squad teams would be constituted at village-levels which would be known by a secret code, she said commencing her three-day tour of the two Lok Sabha constituencies.

Priyanka exhorted party workers to dedicate themselves in ensuring the victory of the party nominees in all the assembly seats falling in Amethi and Rae Bareli represented by her brother Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi respectively.

She asked party workers to bury internal differences and work for success of the party and Rahul Gandhi's 'Mission 2012', Congress sources said.

"Time is very short, party workers should reach people in villages and inform the electorate about welfare schemes of Congress and the UPA government and muster support for party candidates," Priyanka said.

The party activists should not indulge in groupism and strengthen the hands of Rahul Gandhi, she said.

When some Congress workers alleged that party candidate from Tiloi, Doctor Muslim, was ignoring them, Priyanka said it was the responsibility of the candidate to work with all and added she would keep a watch on this.

On the problems of power and water, she said for this, the party's government was needed in Uttar Pradesh.

The time for this had come, Priyanka said.

She met party workers and candidates of all the assembly segments individually and announced Mohammad Naeem as the Congress candidate from Gauriganj seat.

She also changed the party nominee, a sitting MLA, on his request from Jagdishpur seat.

As octogenarian Ram Sewak Dhobi sought ticket for his grandson because of his ailing health, Priyanka said Radhey Shyam Kannaujia would be the Congress nominee from Jagdishpur, the party sources said.