Priyanka Gandhi says won`t campaign in Varanasi

A day after the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate tore into the Gandhi family, Congress campaigner Priyanka Gandhi rejected reports that she would campaign in Varanasi where Narendra Modi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

Last Updated: May 06, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A day after the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate tore into the Gandhi family, Congress campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday rejected reports that she would campaign in Varanasi where Narendra Modi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier, reports had claimed that Priyanka may visit Varanasi before May 12 when polling is scheduled in the constituency.
Modi on Tuesday broke the unwritten code that no top political leader campaigns in the political backyard of a top rival.

Hours after BJP`s prime ministerial candidate challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough of Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi hit back at Modi for allegedly insulting her "martyred" father Rajiv Gandhi. Accusing Modi of indulging in `low-level` politics, Priyanka said people of Amethi will never forgive him.
There was speculation earlier too about Priyanka Gandhi visiting Varanasi but she had scotched it by saying she would only campaign in Rae Bareli and Amethi.