With Priyanka Gandhi all set to attend the first election rally in
Rae Bareli, the Samajwadi Party on Friday said the former's presence is
expected to make a lot of difference as far as the votes are concerned.
Gandhi has always been a big support for Congress. Her presence makes a
difference. Supporters and commoners like it when any big leader comes
out in support of the party. I wish her all the best from the Samajwadi
Party and hope that she wins more number of seats," Samajwadi Party
leader Juhi Singh told ANI.
Asserting that the alliance between
the Samajwadi Party and the Congress is strong, she added that both the
parties have two different manifestos, which aim to make Uttar Pradesh a
Priyanka Gandhi played a key role in sewing the
seat-sharing alliance of the two parties, according to which the
Samajwadi Party and the Congress have fielded 298 and 105 candidates in
the state, respectively.
As voting for the third phase of
assembly polls begins in the state, Priyanka Gandhi will attend a rally
in Raebareli constituency with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on
The next five phases of polling will be held on February
19, 23, 27 and March 4 and 8. Counting of votes will be done on March