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To mom with love: Now Priyanka?s here

WITH PRIYANKA Gandhi Vadera deciding to share responsibility with his brother Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's march to victory is bound to be more magnificent. Priyanka has been appointed election agent of Sonia Gandhi in the constituency. Priyanka has obviously pitched in to ensure that there were no lapses on polling day and poll percentage went up to ensure high victory margin for Sonia.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 01:16 IST

WITH PRIYANKA Gandhi Vadera deciding to share responsibility with his brother Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's march to victory is bound to be more magnificent.

Priyanka has been appointed election agent of Sonia Gandhi in the constituency. Priyanka has obviously pitched in to ensure that there were no lapses on polling day and poll percentage went up to ensure high victory margin for Sonia. Her appointment has given a further boost to the already rejuvenated morale of Congress workers in Rae Bareli.

Priyanka is going to prove as yet another major arsenal and a star campaigner for the Congress President Sonia Gandhi who is likely to arrive in her 'karmbhoomi' for campaigning on May 2 and 3. While Rahul would manage the poll campaign Priyanka would take care of polling arrangements, said a senior Congress functionary. Rahul too has worked out blueprint of his campaign plan in consultation with Priyanka, he said adding the local people too had been demanding that Priyanka should come to the constituency to further strengthen hands of Rahul Gandhi in the constituency.

As election agent Priyanka would be responsible for appointment of polling agents, booth agents and completing other election related formalities on behalf of Sonia Gandhi. Known for her capabilities of turning the tables on adversaries Priyanka had worked as Sonia Gandhi's election agent in the previous elections too. With Priyanka's presence, the Congress would probably be able to strongly counter the campaign of the expelled BJP leader Uma Bharati. As there are reports that senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj too may reach the constituency soon to campaign in favour of BJP candidate Vinay Katiyar the Congress would obviously like to use Priyanka nullify her impact.

Priyanka had braved onslaught of the Samajwadi Party candidate Ashok Singh and ensured victory with a high margin to her mother in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Ashok Singh along with his brother, the Akhil Bharatiya Congress Dal MLA Akhilesh Kumar Singh had resorted to all sorts of tactics to make deep inroads in the Sonia Gandhi's following in the constituency. There had been even reports that Singh was terrorising voters in the areas under his domain.

Priyanka, however, had toured the entire constituency particularly the native village of Akhilesh Singh to ensure that votes were cast in a free and fair atmosphere. Singh is now in jail and is lying low in this election.