Priyanka ready to contest from Varanasi: Vadra

Priyanka ready to contest from Varanasi: Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi (PTI)

Robert Vadra on Tuesday revealed that his wife and AICC general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi is set to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi. 

Speaking to India Today channel, Vadra said that Priyanka has consented to contest in the Varanasi seat, which is currently represented by the prime minister. He also said that the party would make the final decision on the matter.

For days, there were speculations that Priyanka may take such a step. Last month, Priyanka had taken a boat ride on the river Ganga from Prayagraj (Allahabad) to Varanasi.

She has been the centre of attention in the Congress campaign since she was elevated to the general secretary post in the AICC. Priyanka had accompanied her brother Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi during their filing of nominations.