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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: No ‘war-like’ scenario at UPCC office yet

“Our campaign will be carried out in surgical strike style,” explains another worker, while sipping tea served by Chinku, who runs the tea stall inside the campus”

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Mar 15, 2019 15:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra(HT)
         

The dates for election, which is no less than a war for political parties, are out. But, at the Mall Avenue premises of the UP Congress office, it is business as usual.

While only over two-dozen cars can be seen parked inside the premises, what’s unmissable are the huge hoardings of Priyanka Vadra Gandhi — whose recent debut to active politics is being seen as the only ray of hope for the grand old party in Uttar Pradesh, the crucial state from where 80 elected representatives go to Lok Sabha. Party workers, though unsure about what lies ahead in the elections, doesn’t want to give up, without a fight that is. What else could explain the enthusiasm of workers of the political party, whose campaign material is yet to arrive?

“Our campaign will be carried out in surgical strike style,” explains another worker, while sipping tea served by Chinku, who runs the tea stall inside the campus. “We know our limitations and hence, unlike our rivals, our campaign will not spread everywhere. It will be very focused,” says another worker engaged in membership drive till now. “The in-charges are at it. The preparation is on,” says another worker, while insisting that the work on social media campaign is on.

“Several videos with hashtags such as #DemonitisationYaadRakhna, #GandhiMarchesOn are trending. Issues such as surgical strike, air strike, big defaulters who left country will make way in to publicity material,” says another worker. Songs and slogans are being made in Delhi and will be handed over to us soon, he said.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 15:55 IST

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