Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party is preparing to distribute nearly 10 lakh calendars of party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra across each and every village and city of the state.
According to the party sources, the calendars being published by the party encapsulates Priyanka Gandhi’s political journey since she has plunged into active politics. The 12-page tabletop calendar, which will carry a photograph of Priyanka on every page, will also reflect the compassionate side of the Congress politician, who is the daughter of interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and sister of party MP Rahul Gandhi.
The party has instructed its state-level leaders, office bearers and workers at the grassroot level to distribute the calendar on Priyanka to every village and every ward of the cities. These calendars will be given to each district and city committee for distribution.
In those photographs, Priyanka can be seen interacting with Adivasi women in Sonbhadra, meeting women in Amethi, praying at the famous ‘Mahakaal’ temple in Ujjain, participating in the Gandhi Jayanti function in Lucknow, attending the Ravidas Jayanti in Varanasi, meeting the family of the Hathras victim, addressing an election rally, meeting children in Azamgarh and participating in a roadshow in Haryana.
In some other photographs, Priyanka can be seen trying to save party workers from police lathi-charge while going to Hathras to meet the gangrape victim.
The calendar will also depict Priyanka Gandhi’s notable works in UP including Amethi, Rae Bareli, Haryana, Jharkhand. Some other photos will carry a picture of Priyanka, who has been continuously fighting on the streets against CAA-NRC, is also from Azamgarh district. In which they are wiping the tears of a child of the victim’s family.
Party sources further claimed that the calendar would be sent across various parts of Uttar Pradesh. The party is carrying out the exercise to promote the party under the leadership of Priyanka and project her as the face of the party before the next Assembly elections due in 2022.
The calendar, according to sources, will seek to project Priyanka as the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate in order to propel Congress into the political centre stage in UP.