New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has deputed 49
Congress MLAs from across the country to camp in select
constituencies of Uttar Pradesh to "micro-manage" the campaign
and ensure the party`s victory in Assembly elections.
The 49 constituencies, which go to polls in the first and
second phases, have been personally chosen by Gandhi as
Congress nominees in these segments are testing their fortunes
in electoral arena for the first time.
Sources said the MLAs, who belong to the Youth Congress,
have been asked to camp in the constituencies alloted for them
from the date of filing nomination to the day of polling so
that everything goes as per the plan.
"These MLAs will virtually take over the campaign from
the candidates who are first-timers. Since these MLAs have had
some experience, they will advise on the campaign strategy and
interact with party workers and micro-manage the campaign," a
senior Youth Congress leader said.
Every MLA will have one constituency to look after as
these are some of the segments where the party is not sure of
victory. "To make sure that we win these seats, Rahul
appointed these MLAs to micro-manage the campaign," he said.
Three MPs are monitoring the work of these MLAs and all
have been asked to report to Union Minister of State for Home
The MLAs and MPs would monitor the campaign and also
interact with booth-level officers and take "remedial
measures" if needed.