As the competition for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh meeting election heats up, Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appears to have boarded the Hindu bus on a bumpy electoral route.
Whereas robust intervention from the Congress and Priyanka’s political efforts within the backdrop of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident was extensively reported, consideration has additionally gone to the Gandhi scion’s new avatar as a “religious Hindu girl”.
The chief, who has hardly ever been noticed visiting temples earlier than, is now starting her speeches by reciting Durga Stuti with chandan smeared on her brow like she did at a rally in Varanasi on Sunday.
In the previous couple of days, she has made an try to venture the Gandhis as “religious Hindus”.
On October 7, as she headed to satisfy households of victims within the Lakhimpur violence, her first cease was at Mari Mata temple on the outskirts of Lucknow. And as her workers shared footage with the media, a message was additionally handed on that she was fasting on the primary day of Navratri.
Now, in Varanasi, Priyanka didn’t simply pay a go to to Kashi Vishwanath and the Durga temple, however ensured that the visuals make their strategy to media shops.
However at the same time as temple visits would possibly already be an tried technique by the Gandhis – as seen with brother Rahul Gandhi throughout the Gujarat elections — the shock got here when Priyanka began her handle on the ‘kisan nyay’ rally with a Durga Stuti.
Congress leaders, nevertheless, stated there was nothing uncommon about this and the social gathering firmly believed in concord of all religions. They added that the Varanasi rally started with sermons from all 4 main religions — Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.
Priyanka’s new avatar, after her well-known dip within the Sangam in Prayagraj some months in the past, is being keenly watched in Uttar Pradesh.