Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is a great face in Uttar Pradesh and is the party’s captain in the state. Salman Khurshid said in an interview that Congress will not wait for alliances in Uttar Pradesh. Congress is committed to fight the elections with full force. The Congress will be the main rival against the BJP ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Salman Khurshid said that Priyanka Gandhi herself will decide how she will go among the voters in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Asked if Priyanka Gandhi is the best choice for the chief ministerial face, Khurshid said, “I won’t answer it unless she gives us a hint but she is a wonderful, wonderful face.” Khurshid said that keep Yogi Adityanath’s face on one side and Priyanka Gandhi’s picture on the other side… you will get answers to all questions.
Khurshid said that I hope she will decide and inform us. As far as we are concerned, she is our captain and leading us. When asked about the possibility of alliance in UP, former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said that according to my knowledge, talks are not going on with any party of Congress. Yes, if the party leadership takes any decision, then it is a different matter. Let us tell you that in the last assembly elections, the Congress contested the elections in alliance with the SP.
This interview of Khurshid has come at a time when SP President Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will not tie up with big parties like Congress and BSP in the upcoming assembly elections. It should be noted that in the last assembly elections, the Congress had got only seven seats while the SP had won 47 seats. In the past, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid had slammed the leaders of G-23 who raised the voice of reforms in the party. Khurshid had said that merely raising questions would not improve the party.