Lucknow: Nearly 600 Congress block presidents from across Uttar Pradesh have demanded for Priyanka Gandhi to lead the 2017 UP elections. They are in favour of Priyanka Gandhi standing as the Chief Ministerial candidate for UP. 
 
Out of 622 in total, 600 were in favour of Priyanka Gandhi of handing over the charge of poll campaign of 2017 UP elections. 
 
The block presidents also said that the vote share of Congress would increase if they campaign all over UP, instead of limiting themselves only to Amethi and Rai Bareilly. 
 
Some even compared Priyanka Gandhi’s charisma with that of her late grandmother, Indira Gandhi. 
 
A political strategist meeting was held in Lucknow where the block presidents came out with this opinion.