Priyanka Gandhi not to contest Lok Sabha elections

March 3rd, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi

Amethi, March 3 (ANI): Priyanka Vadhra Gandhi on Tuesday said that she would campaign for her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi in their respective constituencies, Rai Bareli and Amethi, during the Lok Sabha elections instead of contesting herself.

Ruling out her contesting the coming Lok Sabha polls, Priyanka said: “I do not have any political ambitions… I am here to strengthen the party and campaign for my brother (Rahul) and mother (Sonia) in Amethi and Raebareli constituencies as they will be busy campaigning for party candidates across the country,” Priyanka told reporters at Munshiganj guest house in Amethi.

Priyanka was here for a day-long tour of Amethi and Raebareli constituencies meeting party workers to perk them up ahead of the elections.

Earlier this year, several units of Congress in Moradabad, Allahabad, Lucknow and Sultanpur among others, had asked the party to field Priyanka from Uttar Pradesh.

Calling for unity among them, Priyanka told Congress Sewa Dal volunteers to fan out throughout the two constituencies and highlight the development work being done by the Congress. (ANI)

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