Reacting to a remark by BJP leader, Harish Dwivedi about the Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's choice of clothes in a demeaning manner, former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti slammed the BJP leader and said "what a woman chooses to wear is none of anybody's business".
Priyanka Gandhi will be accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scindia for the roadshow in Lucknow today on their first trip to the state after being appointed the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern and western UP respectively.
When the trio embarked on a roughly 25-km-long roadshow through major thoroughfares of the state capital, rose petals were sprinkled and marigold garlands showered at their cavalcade.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday underlined his party's ambitions in Uttar Pradesh saying the party can not afford to be weak in the state.
Huge banners and poster of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been placed on the roads of Lucknow by the party workers on the eve of mega rally.
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Security personnel had a tough time holding back enthusiastic crowds as the convoy, which included other party leaders including state unit President Raj Babbar and General Secretary West Uttar Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia, wound its way amid full-throated slogans hailing Priyanka Gandhi and lampooning Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
But her so-called "mission" is to revive the Congress in a state that has been pushed to the margins - and it is no easy job. "The youth of Uttar Pradesh need a roadmap for the future and the state needs change".
"I hope that we can together start a new kind of politics", she said in an audio message shared by Congress, but she did not make a speech in Lucknow amid fears, political analysts say, she could overshadow her brother.
Her entry in politics came just weeks before the Lok Sabha polls are scheduled in the country.