Priyanka poll campaign in UP

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra, the Congress’ star campaigners, have intensified their public contact programmes in different parts of Uttar Pradesh as the election dates draw near in the politically crucial state, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s tour programmes are yet to be finalised but a senior leader in the party said both leaders will be addressing at least one election rally in each of the seven phases starting from March 3.

While Priyanka today reached Fursatganj on a three-day tour of Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar and Rae Bareli, Rahul will begin his tour of Bundelkhand region from tomorrow. The AICC general secretary will also address a tribal rally in Sonebhdadra this week, Priyanka’s three-day tour will be confined only to the Assembly segments falling in the Parliamentary constituencies of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi — Raebareli and Amethi for the time being.

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