After weeks of dilly-dallying, postponements and cancellations, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli on Friday.

Priyanka and her brother Rahul Gandhi held a rally in Rae Bareli’s Maharajganj, a parliamentary seat held by their mother Sonia Gandhi.

It was being speculated that Priyanka would not be campaigning this time. Her probable absence, who is a great crowd puller and is among the 40 ‘star campaigners’ the party has listed for the polls, reportedly upset the cadres. This maybe made Priyanka rethink her decision, especially for campaigning in the family bastion of Amethi-Rae Bareli, which she has visited during the many previous elections.

This time, the Congress has entered into an alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP).

Here are the LIVE updates:

5.30 pm | Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says, “PM Modi claimed that UP has adopted him, but does UP need to adopt an outsider for development?”

5.10 pm | Every youth in Uttar Pradesh can become politicians and work for the welfare of the state.

5.00 pm | Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses an election rally in Maharajganj, Raebareli.

4.30 pm | Demonetisation has deeply affected the small businesses, shops and farmers: Rahul Gandhi

4.25 pm | Rahul Gandhi speaking in Rae Bareli on PM Narendra Modi’s reaction when he asked him (PM) to waive off farmers’ loan

4.00 pm | Modi ji remembers farmers only when there are elections: Rahul Gandhi

3.55 pm | Modiji didn’t fulfil the promises he made to the people of Varanasi: Rahul Gandhi

3.40 pm | Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at an election rally in Raebareli

First Published | 17 February 2017 5:40 PM
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