New Delhi:14/2:(odiannews):“I am learning a lot about how to restructure the organisation and the changes needed to be made on the road ahead. I am also getting their views on how to fight these elections and win them,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, having held a marathon round of meetings starting 1pm on Tuesday till about 5.30 am on Wednesday.
“We have no organisation at the grassroots level. But we have to go to polls with the present organisation. We have had a jumbo-sized Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee of over 500 members. We need to trim the size. I know how to do it and I will do it,” a party leader quoted Priyanka as saying at a meeting with workers in Lucknow.
Along with Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress general secretary in charge of west Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka announced an alliance on Wednesday evening with Mahan Dal, a political outfit claiming support among some backward classes in select pockets of central and west Uttar Pradesh. The tie-up is the first announced by the duo, who have been sent by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a mission to improve the party performance in the summer Lok Sabha elections.