Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP MP for sexist remark on Priyanka Gandhi

Elias Hubbard
February 11, 2019

Priyanka and Jyotiraditya Scindia will arrive in Lucknow on Monday on their first trip to the state after being appointed the Congress general secretary in charges of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh respectively.

Crowds showered rose petals on the great-granddaughter of India's founding leader Jawaharlal Nehru as she took an open bus tour through Lucknow, capital of the key northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The party in Uttar Pradesh is seeing the visit as the virtual launch of the Congress campaign in the state, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections. "If Rahul Gandhi is a failure, Priyanka is also a failure", Mr Dwivedi added. Many wore pink t-shirts emblazoned with her picture.

"Come, let's build a new future, new politics with me", she said in an audio message.

He further alleged, "Sabko pata hai jab Priyanka Gandhi Delhi mein rehte hai toh jeans aur top mein rehte hai". This ended last month when she accepted a key party post.

"Our party president has agreed with our views that aligning with Trinamool Congress would be a disaster for the Congress, as it is because of the Trinamool Congress that the Bharatiya Janata Party is gaining ground in the state", he said. It especially needs a breakthrough in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP won 71 of the state's 80 seats in 2014.

Mitra did not rule out an alliance with the Left Front, but said this will first be discussed within the state unit of the Congress.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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