In a huge blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Amrita Pandey, daughter-in-law of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata party president Mahendra Nath Pandey is set to join Congress in presence of party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday.
On why she is joining the Congress party, Amrita said that she has an old connection with the Gandhi family and the party. She further added that the upcoming era is of Congress, not Narendra Modi and that it remains uncertain if Modi will fight the next elections. On the question of fighting polls, Amrita said, “what ever be the decision of the party be, it’s acceptable to me. For now, our aim is to work with Priyanka Gandhi, we have good relations with former UP Chief Minister Kamlapati Tripathi,” as quoted by AajTak.
Priyanka Gandhi is currently touring Purvanchal. She began her travel from Prayagraj on Monday and is planned to reach Kashi on Wednesday via a boat ride over the Ganga river.
The Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh will be among the most stretched out as it will be held in seven phases as announced by the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora earlier this month. Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 seats and is the state which sends most number of MPs to the Lok Sabha.