Lucknow: Several Congress leaders performed a yagna on Wednesday to highlight their demand that Priyanka Gandhi be handed over the reins of the party in Uttar Pradesh.
Amid chanting of mantras, these leaders prayed to God that Congress president Sonia Gandhi should agree to the request.
One of them said that Uttar Pradesh needs Priyanka as only she can end corruption and defeat communal and casteist forces in Uttar Pradesh.
“Priyanka lao desh bachao...Desh main Rahul, pradesh main Priyanka,” they shouted in unison.
“For the last 26 years, Congress has been out of power in Uttar Pradesh, if Priyanka Gandhi leads the Congress in the state then we will surely win,” another leader added.