The party's newly-appointed election campaign committee chief P L Punia announced the decision on Sunday, saying Priyanka Gandhi is the most popular political figure in UP at present.
Sonia Gandhi also asserted that every member of the party wants a revival of the Congress, but that requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount.
The Congress Working Committee will deliberate over key issues including organisational elections, forthcoming assembly polls and the current political situation.
Rahul Gandhi, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was among the leaders from Congress, who met President Ram Nath Kovind.
Sambit Patra, national spokesperson of the BJP said that congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are silent on Dalit atrocities committed in Congress ruled states but are actively involved in 'political tourism' in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Farmer unions on Tuesday are observing Shaheed Kisan Diwas on October 12 which includes a mass prayer meeting and candlelight vigils in honour of the four farmers killed last week.
The military level talks with China in Ladakh to Danish President’s visit to world’s wonder Taj Mahal in Agra, the day is going to witnesses several events. Here are the top 10 happenings of the day.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has given ultimatum to the government that if any action is not taken against the accused by Friday, he would go on hunger strike.
'Union MoS Ajay Misra Teni's son should be arrested. They can arrest us without FIR or order… Why are the criminals not being arrested?' said Priyanka Gandhi.
As per the case list uploaded on the apex court website, a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli would hear the matter.
Priyanka Gandhi was detained in Sitapur when she was on her way, going to meet the violence affected in Lakhimpur Kheri.
The UP’s Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal said the persmission has been given to Congress leaders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.
Congress Punjab Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu accused the ruling BJP in UP and the state’s police of 'violating the spirit of Constitution'.
Congress leader and former deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot has plans to go to the violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri, party sources said. Several leaders of the opposition including AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi have been detained and while on their ways to reach there.
In a statement issued, Priyanka Gandhi called her detention 'illegal' and said she has not been produced in front of a magistrate or any other judicial officer.
The senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram alleged Uttar Pradesh police is working on the orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The violence that had erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri has now taken a political turn. Opposition leaders who have been trying to reach the farmers' protest site have been stopped, detained.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi questioned her “detention” saying why the person behind the killing of farmers in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri has not been arrested.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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