Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra embarking on a boat ride from Manaiya ghat in Kachnar tehsil of Prayagraj to Varanasi, on March 18, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Prayagraj, March 18, 2019
With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off her political campaign from here on Monday.
Vadra left Swaraj Bhawan, her ancestral home, and arrived at the Bade Hanuman Mandir, popular as 'Lete huye Hanuman Mandir' near Prayagraj Sangam.
She offered prayers at the temple, as well as to the river Ganga.
She then embarked on her much anticipated boat ride from the Manaiya Ghat in Kachnar tehsil of Prayagraj district, according to party leaders.
On the first day of her three-day river ride from Prayagraj to Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she will cover the distance up to Sitamarhi ghat in Bhadohi district.
On her way from Manaiya to Sitamarhi, she will make her first pit stop at Dumduma ghat and interact with the villagers.
The 47-year-old younger sibling of Congress President Rahul Gandhi will also hold discussions with students onboard the boat that are being called "Sanchi baat".
Priyanka Gandhi is also supposed to meet the family members of a slain Central Reserve Police Force trooper, who died in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
After leaving Dumduma ghat, the Congress leader will reach Sirsa ghat and then also visit the Lakshagrih ghat.
She is expected to reach Sitamarhi ghat in the evening.
On Sunday, she held marathon meetings with party workers at the Nehru Bhawan, the party's state headquarters in Lucknow.
Congress had won only two seats from the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
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