Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Priyanka joins Rahul on Kerala election trail

NEW DELHI: She has managed campaigns for her mother and brother in the dust and grime of eastern Uttar Pradesh over the past few elections. But in a first, Priyanka Vadra turned at her brothers side at a polling centre for local Youth Congress office-bearers in Trichy on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi and she had been in Thrissur in Kerala to attend a wedding in the family of a close family aide. In the afternoon, the two reached Trichy in neighbouring Tamil Nadu to boost what was billed as an attempt to rebuild Congress at the grassroots decades after it ceased to be a major factor in the states sharply polarised politics.

Only a few months ago, Rahul had travelled extensively in Tamil Nadu to encourage the membership drive of the partys youth wing. As a Congress general secretary, he is in charge of YC and student front NSUI.

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