Congress Tense: Rahul Gandhi reveals Priyanka's plan for 2014 election

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New Delhi, Jan 15: Putting an end to all speculations regarding Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's role in upcoming Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi clarified that his sister will not contest in the poll.

Speaking to a Hindi daily, Rahul recently has been quoted as saying, "Priyanka is my sister, she is my friend. She is also an active worker of Congress. And so, she is helping to strengthen me and the organization. I don't think she would have an electoral role."

Recently, Congress leader Ajay Maken too said that Priyanka will campaign only in Amethi and Rae Bareli, the two constituencies in Uttar Pradesh represented by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively.

I don't think she would have an electoral role: Rahul Gandhi

Congress sources, meanwhile, also said that Priyanka will monitor the Congress's campaigns across India. She may become the chief of Congress election campaign ahead of the elections.

Speculations over Priyanka's big role in Congress surfaced following her meeting with Congress senior leaders in the national capital.

Critics claimed that Priyanka should follow the footsteps of her grandmother and mother -- Indira Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Both Indira and Sonia had rescued Congress during its crisis.

Congress under the guidance of its vice president Rahul Gandhi's have been going through a tough phase. It failed to mark its presence during Bihar assembly election in 2010. Later it could not impress aam aadmi during Uttar Pradesh in 2012. Later it lost power in Delhi, Rajasthan. It could not even win elections in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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