Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who headed the Congress party’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, has told why efforts were not made to stop senior and young leaders like Jitin Prasad and Lalitesh Tripathi in the party. In an interview with NDTV, when asked about several prominent leaders of the party joining the BJP in the last two years, he said, “I realized that he made up his mind to leave the party for his personal interest and not for political reasons. “


Priyanka said during this, “I thought the kind of battle we are fighting is a very tough fight. Some of them lost the elections. Some of them lost their house, in which they have been living for many years. Some of them were facing real issues.”

I didn’t feel the need to stop him: Priyanka

The Congress leader further said, “At least the leaders with whom I was in contact, I think this is what happened to them. I didn’t feel the need to stop them. Because I felt the kind of battle we are fighting was too much.” It is difficult. To fight this battle, I needed such comrades who were really hungry for it.

After the defeat of 2019, many leaders left the Congress

The party has lost many leaders since Congress’s massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Those leaders have added to the strength of the BJP. Jyotiraditya Scindia gave the biggest blow to Congress. He resigned from Congress along with 22 Congress MLAs. This led to the fall of Kamal Nath’s government in Madhya Pradesh.

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Priyanka handled the Rajasthan crisis

There are also reports of a rift between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his then deputy Sachin Pilot on several occasions. The confrontation between the two leaders also brought the Gehlot government to the brink of damage. However, the matter was resolved with the personal intervention of Priyanka Gandhi.

Many leaders left Priyanka’s side in UP

The party’s prominent leader from Uttar Pradesh, Jitin Prasada joined the BJP just before the assembly elections. This was seen as consolidating the ruling party’s unstable position among the Brahmins. In September, Priyanka Gandhi’s deputy former MLA Lalitesh Pati Tripathi resigned from the party. He joined TMC. Lalitesh Tripathi, the great-grandson of former chief minister Kamalapati Tripathi, was seen as an upcoming leader in the Varanasi-Mirzapur belt in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

After Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was handed the charge of UP, the two worked together to revive the party in the crucial sector. Asked whether retaining talent in the party was a problem. Priyanka said she had every opportunity to air her grievances in the case of Jitin Prasada and Lalitesh Tripathi.

Priyanka said, “As long as I am in charge of UP, their opinion, their recommendations, how they want it to work- were totally valuable. They were in touch with me all the time. So a lot of things they say are there. I don’t agree.” Let us tell you that these leaders of UP had alleged that they were not listened to.