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Sonia, Manmohan in Congress campaign list

Sonia, Manmohan in Congress campaign list

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New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday released a list of 30 star campaigners for the first phase of the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, reports Hindustan Times.  

Notably, the list named interim party chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, among other leaders, who are set to campaign for the grand old party for the first phase of the UP polls.

In a letter sent to the chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Monday named the 30 star campaigners of the Indian National Congress for the state assembly polls.

Party chief Sonia Gandhi, ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh, party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Sachin Pilot & others to campaign.

The letter reads, “The following leaders of the Indian National Congress, who would be campaigning as per Section 77(1) of Representation of People Act, 1951, for the ensuing first phase of elections to the legislative assembly of Uttar Pradesh to be held on 10th February 2022”. The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held in seven phases, starting from February 10 and ending on March 7.